In his opening statement, the head of a special House committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) promised to keep asking questions until he gets answers.
In reference to the false CIA talking points, he said, “it’s one thing to have it wrong initially and eventually make it right, it’s another thing to have it right initially and then edit it and change it to make it wrong.”
“I don’t think we should move on until there is a complete understanding how the (poor) security environment described by our own government in court documents was allowed to exist,” Gowdy said.
“I don’t think we should move on until — we were told special precautions had been taken prior to the anniversary of 9/11 – what precautions were taken? Where? By whom. Why were we told the Benghazi facility was secure? Why were we told there was a strong security presence in Benghazi when we no that was not true and it was not true when it was said.”
He asked why the Government’s story on the Benghazi attack has changed so much since the initial days and weeks after the attack.
“We may answer some [questions] more than once,” Gowdy concluded. “I would rather answer a question twice than risk not answering it at all. That would seem a rather small investment.”
Roskam Presses State Dept. on Diplomatic Security at Benghazi Hearing:
Trey Gowdy questioned Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic SecurityGregory B. Starr: