Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, back on January 18 of this year introduced House Resolution 36, to establish a 19-member select committee to investigate and report on the attack that killed 4 Americans Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. It went largely unnoticed during January and February, but finally more Representatives have co-sponsored the resolution and as of today, there are over 117 fellow representatives who have signed on.
Fast forward to this past Monday, April 22. House Speaker, John Boehner defended the way he has handled the investigation into last year’s attack, insisting a select committee is not needed to investigate further.
“The five committees that have jurisdiction over this matter are working closely together,” Boehner said. “They’re getting the job done.” Boehner, defending his handling so far, said it would be a “waste of time and money”, which has been echoed by members of the five committees.