REP. MIKE POMPEO SELECTED FOR SELECT BENGHAZI COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON--Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement upon the announcement of his selection to serve as one of 12 members on the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.
"I am honored to continue the House's investigation into the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and its aftermath. During the last 16 months, I've been working on the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, in an effort to uncover the truth, and work to ensure that this Administration is completely honest with the American people about the tragic events around Benghazi. We've learned a great deal, but we must ensure that every fact is uncovered, and that those responsible for the failures that took place surrounding these events are held accountable.
"We must get the facts about how State Department security failed the four Americans killed that day, the actions of key decision-makers as events unfolded on the ground that night, and the Administration's response in explaining who was responsible in the weeks and months that followed. Keeping the American people in the dark is not only wrong; it is at odds with our Constitution. I look forward to working alongside Chairman Gowdy on the vital mission of this new committee."
Congressman Pompeo is a West Point graduate, former Army officer, and attorney. The Committee, which was created following a vote of 232-186, will be chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and will be comprised of 7 Republicans and 5 Democrats.