A group of 700 special operations veterans have joined together to urge members of Congress to give support to a select committee meant to investigate last year’s Benghazi embassy attack, according to a Fox News article.
The veterans are putting pressure on Congress by writing a letter through the political action committee “Special Operations Speaks,” aimed at promoting Rep. Frank Wolf’s House Resolution 36.
“Congress must show some leadership and provide answers to the public as to what actually occurred in Benghazi. Americans have a right to demand a full accounting on this
issue,” the letter reads.
The resolution would create a select committee to investigate the attack that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead.
“America has always held to the notion that no American will be left behind and that every effort will be made to respond when U.S. personnel are threatened. Given our backgrounds, we are concerned that this sends a very negative message to future military and diplomatic personnel,” the letter continued.
It contains 16 questions that the group of veterans would like investigated including the silence of State Department and CIA employees evacuated from Benghazi since the attack and who was in the White House situation room as the events unfolded.
“We want to make sure that we have a full story of what happened, and where there are conflicting stories, we going to work to de-conflict them,” Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers