U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie says Benghazi hearings are part of 'proper role' of Congress

05/07/2013 03:07 PM

Congressional Republicans, including Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie, plan to press Obama administration officials on Wednesday about what they knew before the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year.

Specifically, Republicans on the House Government Oversight Committee, of which Massie is a member, will again ask whether the state department failed to increase security for its diplomats in Libya.

And testimony by three self-described whistleblowers on Wednesday could bring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into another hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate on Sept. 11, 2012, that killed ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Heading into Wednesday’s hearing, Massie said last week that the committee expects long-awaited answers on the attack.

“There are still questions that are unanswered and that is the proper role of Congress is to get to the bottom of these things when you find conflicting information being reported by the executive role of government,” Massie said.

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