On September 11 four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were murdered in Benghazi, Libya. South Carolina Representative Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has been one of the most outspoken members in Congress about the tragedy. He sat down with Breitbart News to discuss his thoughts on the tragedy and what needs to be done to find answers.
Representative Gowdy has been criticized for taking a strong stance to find answers about Benghazi. Despite the criticism, Rep Gowdy assured Breitbart News he will not let go of the pursuit.
“Benghazi is a big deal,” he said. “We have four dead Americans. That is a big deal.”
There are three main issues: What happened before, what happened during the seize, and why did Ambassador Rice blame the video? They have learned parts of the truth, but Rep. Gowdy will not stop until he gets the whole truth.
“The government’s job is to protect the citizens,” he told Breitbart News. “We sent four Americans to Libya and did not protect them. We have to find out what happened. Why were the requests for more protection ignored? Was it financial? Was it political? Even the FBI did not feel safe after the fact.”
Rep Gowdy told Breitbart News his constituents back home ask about Benghazi more than they ever did about Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-walking scheme that allowed guns to land in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. American citizens want to know what happened before, during, and after.
“Tragedies do not have to be scandals. I do not want to know classified information. I just want the facts. I ask questions rooted in the facts. Like it or not, we have people to represent, people who deserve answers.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is stepping down from her position, but that does not mean Congress should let her go. Rep Gowdy wants answers from her.
“What did she know? When did she know it?” he asked Breitbart News. “We will get these answers.”