|2. Imagine what would happen if the GOP treated the 1/6 riots like they treated Benghazi | John A. Tures
A decade ago, there were more than a half-dozen Congressional committees investigating the attack upon the U.S. Consular Office in Benghazi, Libya.
Yet chances are dimming for even a single Congressional investigation of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol itself on January 6, 2021. But Congress should not be barred from investigating an attempt to overturn the election results by force.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is right; we need a second vote, free from political pressure.
As of October of 2012, there were more than seven Congressional probes of the Benghazi attack, mostly led by Republicans. These included (1) the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, (2) The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, (3) the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, (4) The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, (5) The House Committee on the Judiciary, (6) The House Committee on Armed Services, and (7) The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. There’s also (8) The House Select Committee on Benghazi. This list does not account for non-Congressional investigations of the terror attack.
The Poynter Institute’s Politfact found this of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s view of the findings: “As for her comment that there was no overt wrongdoing, just room for improvement, that’s a rosy assessment. But it is also largely accurate.”