Congressman Trey Gowdy Explains Why Benghazi Lives Matter

PolitiChicks.comIn an opening statement before the Benghazi Select Committee Hearing, chairman Trey Gowdy stated that, “It’s one thing to have it wrong initially and eventually get it right. It is another thing to have it right initially and then edit it and change it so that it is wrong.” His remarks were in response to the final position of the Obama administration on what occurred in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Mr. Gowdy recalled the timeline of events as they were reported the morning of the attack. He repeated the names of the four fallen Americans and he repeated his resolve to find answers. In response to those from both the Democrat and Republican Party, who say it is time to move on, Chairman Gowdy shared the following comment.

“We should not move on until there is a complete understanding of what request for additional security were denied, by whom they were denied, and why an Ambassador entrusted to represent us in a dangerous land…wasn’t trusted to know what security he needed to do his job.”

Congressman Gowdy then questioned again how the story about Benghazi had changed so drastically from the initial story put out in the days and weeks immediately following the attack. Gowdy pointed out that words like “terrorism” and “attack” were changed. He then noted that these same words now appear in the governments charges against the sole defendant facing charges for the Benghazi attack.

“The facts haven’t changed, the evidence hasn’t changed but the way our government characterizes Benghazi has changed a lot.”

Mr. Gowdy continued with his comments and explained his determination to find out exactly what happened and why. He pledged to continue having hearings until every question was answered and that this would be done to honor those who have given their last full measure of devotion. He concluded his statements with this statement. “This committee will be the last best hope for answering the questions surrounding the attacks of Benghazi.”

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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