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New Benghazi probe? Dem Murphy ‘respects the work his colleagues have done already’

by George Bennett | May 6th, 2014

Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter.

With House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announcing he’ll create a House select committee to investigate the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, the Obama administration and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., haven’t been clear on whether Democrats will participate.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday the administration cooperates with “legitimate” congressional oversight, but wouldn’t say if he considers the Benghazi committee legitimate. Pelosi today called for the panel to be split evenly between Republicans and Democrats. Evenly divided committees are rare on Capitol Hill and Pelosi’s demand could be seen as laying the groundwork for Democrats to boycott the panel if Republicans don’t agree.

Erin Moffet Hale, a spokeswoman for freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, gave this answer when asked via e-mail if Murphy believes Democrats should participate:

“The Congressman respects the work his colleagues have done already investigating this matter in the Oversight and several other House Committees. He believes that Congress’ main concern needs to be focused on improving safety so that an attack like this doesn’t happen again.”

Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, characterized the investigation as being aimed at potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the attack.

The offices of the three other members of Palm Beach County’s House delegation — Democratic Reps. Ted Deutch and Alcee Hastings — did not immediately respond to e-mailed questions about the Benghazi panel.

Republican calls for a Benghazi probe have intensified since the recent release of an e-mail by Ben Rhodes, at the time a deputy national security adviser, coaching then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice before a series of Sunday talk show appearances to “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

5 Responses to “New Benghazi probe? Dem Murphy ‘respects the work his colleagues have done already’”

  1. Further Investigation Says:

    Dear Congressman Murphy,

    4 US citizens, including an ambassador were murdered

    information from the White House said over and over that a video was the cause of these murders (they now say it was terrorists)

    the public needs to find out who murdered these 4 US citizens;

    and need to find out why the White House over and over covered up the reason for the murders

    and to determine why duly elected officials had to go to court to get information from our own government about what was occuring in the White House, at the CIA, etc; that is disturbing.


    In addition, Hillary Clinton, who was the Secretary of State, during the murders of these 4 individuals (and who repeated the mantra that the video caused the deaths, plus LIED to the parents/relatives as she stood in front of the 4 caskets at Andrews Air Force Base-please run that video over and over again!) and now is considering running for the Presidency in 2016;

    This needs further assessment if she is up to effectively run our government and is fudging the truth to protect her political butt while 4 died.

    Just because one’s husband was President, just because he publically humilated her; does not give Ms. Clinton the possible previlege of serving as President of the USA.

    Having a familiar name shouldn’t guarantee any relative a position in political office! Be that Rand Paul or the Kennedys, or the Clintons, or Jacksons, or Macks!

    Political dynasties need to be stopped. That ‘political inheritance’, through the use of their name ‘fame’, prevents other worthy candidates from being elected to office and just sustains the same old things, over and over again. (The Clintons are pushing their only child forward to take up the mantle as they age out of importance)

    Murphy, Frankel, Hastings support their Democrat party. They do not support getting to the bottom of what happened and why a lie was repeated over and over again by the President and his appointees. 4 people died!

    The President lied about keeping your own doctors, the President lied about what occurred in Benghazi. He lies. One can’t believe what is being stated. It’s all shaded through manipulation.

    If this had been George Bush who was President while an Ambassador and 3 others were murdered and then the public was lied to concerning what occurred in Libya the media would be asking questions every single day!

    It was right around 9/11. Anybody with a semblance of intelligence should have been on alert! And especially, in Libya where the dead ambassador ASKED for help!

    Let’s get to the bottom of this and find out who screwed up!

    Stop gushing the Democrat party line, Mr Murphy.

  2. BustedUpGrunt Says:

    I’m sick n’ tired of all this Benghazi political headhunting….especially by hypocrites.
    Islamic extremists have been in a war against us, and crap happens in war.
    The dead are called “casualties”.
    Accept that, get over it and move on.
    Benghazi is chump change compared to the many thousands killed and maimed in the Iraq fiasco, with no blame placed on those greedy clowns who led us into that wasteful mess.
    Same said for Reagan’s Beirut fiasco where none where held accountable. I could go on and on, but why bother.
    All US administrations have a perfect record of repeating past mistakes and not learning from history.
    I feel bad for the families of the 4 dead, but in the grand scheme of American history, and in view of innumerable past misadventures that no US Administration or Congress had the sense to learn from, it’s just a number….
    and there will be many more casualties like that under future administrations no matter which party is in power….
    This Independent sees the hypocritical drama through the smokescreen generated by extremists from both parties.

  3. V Says:

    Further Investigation said; “Political dynasties need to be stopped. That ‘political inheritance’, through the use of their name ‘fame’, prevents other worthy candidates from being elected to office and just sustains the same old things, over and over again. (The Clintons are pushing their only child forward to take up the mantle as they age out of importance)”

    Do you mean a dynasty like the Bush
    You know those great RepubliCONS whose grand pappy made the bulk of his fortune supporting Adolph Hitler?
    Or maybe Daddy who was involved in ignoring the attack killing hundreds of Marines in Beirut, and was directly responsible responsible for Iran-Contra and innumerable CIA black hit squads?
    Or little Georgie, the village idiot, who ignored warnings of a major attack on this country and hid in his ranch during the first of his numerous vacations while we were attacked on 9/11. Not to mention his lies and war crimes during his immoral and unsubstantiated war against Iraq?

    Is that the kind of dynasty you’re talking about?

    And, yes in Benghazi, the Ambassador asked for help. But, his inadequate security was primarily the result of RepubliCON budget cuts. Also investigations taken since the incident have surmised that help could not be sent in time and there was no cover-up involved.

    Bottom line Facts and right wing nuts just don’t mix.

  4. kelly Says:

    Note to Mr. Murphy: Jump on the Benghazi bandwagon at your peril. The American people need you to spend your time on jobs and the economy, not political witch hunts.

  5. TankGrl Says:

    Murphy you are an idiot! Nuff said!

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