President Barack Obama may have won re-election, but Republicans in Congress are making it clear that he has not dodged hard questions on the administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) led the charge, sending a letter Wednesday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterating demands for access to State Department cables detailing security requests made by the consulate before, during, and after the deadly attacks and for real-time updates in the ongoing investigation.
“It is disappointing that we have yet to receive any response from your Department and that we are receiving more information from the press than from the Administration,” Ros-Lehtinen wrote.
She also asked Clinton to present State Department officials to testify in a hearing to be held later this month.
Others in Congress want Clinton herself to appear.