- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

While federal lawmakers from both parties remember the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Republicans also point to lingering questions from the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya one year ago.

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, was among congressional leaders who attended Sept. 11-related ceremonies on Wednesday to herald the heroes and mourn the victims of that day.

But he and other GOP critics of the Obama administration say they have not forgotten about the four Americans who died in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, an incident that quickly became a political flashpoint.

“It is disgraceful that one year later, even though a number of the terrorists who participated in this attack have been identified, not a single one has been brought to justice,” Mr. Boehner said in a statement on Benghazi. “For the past year, this administration has failed to provide sufficient answers, fully comply with subpoenas, and make available relevant individuals to provide testimony. In short, this administration hasn’t been upfront with the American people or this Congress. Republicans will not stop until we get to the truth.”

Republicans have pointed to the administration’s faulty emergency response and wavering talking points after the fiery attack, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, American diplomat Sean Smith and State Department security officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.

The administration’s defenders say GOP critics are leveraging the attack for political gain and to mire Mr. Obama in scandal.



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