Rep. Pompeo appointed to Benghazi committee

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Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has been appointed to a committee to look into the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Rep. Pompeo is one of seven republicans appointed to the committee by House Speaker John Boehner.

The GOP-led House voted Thursday to establish the committee. It would be the eighth investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012 assault that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats remain divided over whether to participate in a new investigation

Pompeo statement on appointment;

"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 odds with our Constitution. I look forward to working alongside Chairman Gowdy on the vital mission of this new committee."

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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