Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement after the Senate rejected an attempt by Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to establish a joint select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States diplomatic facility and American personnel in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.
“Mistakes were made in Benghazi that resulted in the loss of four American lives, including one of our ambassadors,” said Enzi. “We owe it to those in harm’s way, we owe it to the American people, to find out what really happened and why the Administration has stonewalled any attempts at transparency. Those in the Administration should be held accountable for their actions, especially those that were directly involved with the situation and those who have tried to pass this off as a non-issue. When American soldiers and a diplomat die, you have to wonder why anyone would think this is not an issue worth looking into. The State Department’s lack of cooperation has prevented congressional committees from investigating and even prevented us from receiving direct testimony on behalf of Benghazi survivors. That’s wrong.”