House Committee chairman Trey Gowdy of the Special Panel on Benghazi (R-SC) opened up first hearing calling for a sincere hearing dedicate to discovering the truth about what happened during the terrorist attacks in Benghazi against the United States consulate.
Gowdy reminded his colleagues that the hearings should honor the four Americans killed in the attacks including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Gowdy stated that he was hopeful that the hearings would rely on the facts, and not sink to the level of partisan politics, acknowledging that many questioned the need for a special committee.
He asked his colleagues to remain open to the facts uncovered by the Committee.
It was the duty of Congress, he explained, to investigate and report the details of the attacks to the American people.