Although Congressional hearings regarding the deadly attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi brought both Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill as well as CIA Director Leon Panetta to answer questions, Republicans still want more questions answered about the assault that took the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Congressman Frank Wolf (R – VA), a sub-committee chairman on the Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Jim Gerlach (R – PA), a House Ways and Means Committee member, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday and indicated that he was contacted by a “reliable source who provided information that there are wounded American personnel, including State Department employees, currently in rehabilitation and recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.”
Wolf’s letter continues saying that the source told him that as many as seven Americans have been or were given medical treatment at the facility, a number of which were State employees. According to both Wolf and Gerlach, another source corroborated the claim and “indicated that as many as 30 Americans (including State Department and CIA personnel and government contractors) may have been injured in the attack.”
The Congressmen told Secretary Kerry they would like to visit the survivors of the Benghazi attack at Walter Reed, “as they have endured much for their country and we owe them a debt of gratitude.” They are also requesting from Sec. Kerry the names and contact information to all the State Department employees who survived the Benghazi attack.
Wolf and Gerlach also sent a “dear colleague” letter to members of their conference discussing the wounded individuals who survived the Benghazi attack. The congressman called upon House Republicans to support co-sponsoring H.Res 36. The resolution would create a House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.