Democrats charge Republicans simply want to attack Democrat Hillary Clinton, not get to the truth behind the Benghazi attack that killed four.
Congressman Adrian Smith sees nothing wrong with the Republican-led hearings.
“What questions I’ve seen asked, I think are very relevant. Certainly, we want to do everything we can to avoid the same thing from happening again,” Smith tells Nebraska reporters in a conference call. “If we all operate on that basis, the politics won’t come into play.”
A special committee of the United States House has formed to investigate what triggered a riot at the American compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.
Islamist militants stormed the compound and killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. U.S. military did not respond to the attack.
At first, the Obama Administration denied it was a terrorist attack and blamed its cause on an anti-Muslim video.
Sen. Deb Fischer says questions which arose immediately after the attack remain unanswered. Fischer says the investigation has nothing to do with Clinton’s presidential aspirations, but everything to do with her performance as the head of the State Department.
“I would hope that the committee members are taking this seriously on both sides of the aisle as an opportunity where they can get answers from the person who was Secretary of State at the time.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]