Senator Cruz appeared on Fox News, this morning to talk about the latest ObamaCare news, yesterday’s “brazen” power grab in the Senate, and his resolution for a select committee on Benghazi. He has 24 Senators supporting the resolution that is being blocked by Democrats.
Pressure is also mounting on the House Side for Speaker Boehner to appoint a select committee on Benghazi.
So far, 178 Republican House members have called for a select committee with broad powers to investigate the killing of Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Three out of every four Republicans on the committees currently with jurisdiction, recognizing the failure of the current process to obtain answers, have asked for a select committee to be appointed by Speaker Boehner.These numbers easily satisfy the “Hastert Rule,” as a super-majority of the GOP conference wants House leadership to chart a new, more aggressive course.
Currently, five committees “investigating” Benghazi are limited by each committee’s unique jurisdiction. The Foreign Affairs Committee, for example, can’t talk to Department of Defense witnesses. The Armed Services Committee can’t talk to State Department witnesses or review State Department documents. And the Intelligence Committee won’t let anyone talk to CIA witnesses.