Republicans Taking Longer To Investigate Benghazi Than It Took To Investigate 9-11 (VIDEO)

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On September 11, 2001, the United States experienced the worst act of terrorism ever to occur on American soil. The attack destroyed the World Trade Center, and demolished a huge chuck of the infrastructure of one of the largest cities in the U.S. In addition, the attack on the Pentagon seriously damaged one of our nation’s most important national security sites. All told, the September 11 terrorist attacks caused more than $3 trillion in damages.

Nearly 3,000 American citizens were killed on that day.

It took the 9-11 commission just 19 months to investigate the worst terrorist attack to ever take place in the history of our country. During that period of time, the commission interviewed more than 1,200 people in 10 different countries. They reviewed more than 2.5 million pages of documents.

Eleven years later, on September 11, 2012, another terrorist attack struck, this time at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans died.

The Benghazi attack was one of hundreds of attacks waged on U.S. diplomatic headquarters throughout the middle east.

Between 2002 and 2007, under Republican President George W. Bush, a total of 12 U.S. embassies were attacked, in Pakistan, Syria, Arabia, Greece, and elsewhere. Republicans did not furiously investigate any of those attacks, although U.S. citizens were killed during attacks on the embassies in Karachi, Pakistan and Sana’a, Yemen.

But when four Americans were killed in the attack on Benghazi, Libya, Republicans in Congress insisted on establishing a Select Commission on Benghazi, supposedly to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack.

The GOP investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has stretched out for nearly 18 months, and it shows no signs of stopping.

While the 9-11 commission was able to interview more than 1,200 people in nearly the same amount of time that Republicans have been investigating Benghazi, as of June of this year, the Select Commission on Benghazi had interviewed just 29 people. The overwhelming majority of them were people who had absolutely nothing to do with Benghazi.

There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated. The only reason it is taking such an obscene amount of time for Republicans to wrap up this charade is that they haven’t been able to find anything to use against former Secretary of State, and possible future president, Hillary Clinton.

Earlier this month, Republican Kevin McCarthy flat out told the American public that Benghazi is nothing but a failed attempt to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

Right after that, a second Republican congressman, Richard Hanna, confirmed it.

And then the CIA called out the chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, Republican Trey Gowdy, in a long letter, publicly exposing the committee’s shameless bullshit.

As of June, Republicans had spent more than $3,500,000 of taxpayer money trying to damage Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the White House.  They have wasted hundreds and hundreds of hours of congressional time, which the American public is paying for. We’re not just talking about their time, or that of their staffers, who are paid an average of $128,750 a year. It’s also not just time of the 29 witnesses they’ve called, many whom were also on the taxpayer clock when testifying.

They’ve wasted the time of other people who are also on the public clock, the CIA, the State Department and a list of people in the Obama administration, including the Joint Chief of Staff and Press Secretary Jay Carney.

As the Observer reported in June:

In March 2014, the Defense Department informed Democratic Rep. Adam Smith, they had spent “millions of dollars” and “thousands of man-hours to respond to numerous and often repetitive Congressional requests regarding Benghazi.”

The State Department now has 12 full-time staff members, whom are paid between $63,700 and $150,000, entirely dedicated to the job of reviewing Hillary Clinton’s emails. According to the National Journal, the dozen “Hillary Clinton e-mail readers” alone “could cost more than $1 million.” The full cost of just the document queries will likely run well over eight figures.

A progressive advocacy group called the Agenda Project Action Fund is circulating a petition to demand that the Benghazi investigation be investigated. It is 100 percent illegal to use taxpayer dollars to fund a purely political attack.

Watch the video below:

The group is urging citizens to “stand with us in demanding an investigation into the unethical and likely illegal activities of the Select Committee on Benghazi.”

You can sign the petition at this link.

Enough is enough. There are at least 18 members of Congress who need to be impeached, if not imprisoned, for their actions while serving on the Select Committee On Benghazi.


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info