The House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report, released Tuesday morning, is a scathing critique that is already being attacked by the Hillary Clinton campaign, while Fox News calls the report “damning.”
Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, died while ineptitude seemed to have gripped Obama administration officials. They spent much wasted effort discussing a video that apparently had nothing to do with the attack. In essence, the report is about what wasn’t done as much as what was.
Congressman Trey Gowdy chaired the committee, and he issued this statement:
“Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were heroes who gave their lives in service to our country. Their bravery and the courageous actions of so many others on the ground that night should be honored.
“When the Select Committee was formed, I promised to conduct this investigation in a manner worthy of the American people’s respect, and worthy of the memory of those who died. That is exactly what my colleagues and I have done.
“Now, I simply ask the American people to read this report for themselves, look at the evidence we have collected, and reach their own conclusions. You can read this report in less time than our fellow citizens were taking fire and fighting for their lives on the rooftops and in the streets of Benghazi.”
The report may be read here.