Last week, the Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi failed to meet their own self-imposed deadline for issuing a report. Democrats on that committee, mindful of their accountability to the American people who employ them, have proactively issued a report of their own with recommendations for better security at diplomatic missions.
committee, established pursuant to H. Res. 567 passed on May 8, 2014,
has spent two years chasing its own tail in efforts to bring down the
then potential candidacy of Hillary Clinton who testified before the committee in an astounding 11-hour marathon on October 22, 2015 and essentially wore the adversarial Republicans down and out.
committee has been more transparently and abusively political except
the House UnAmerican Actitives Committee (HUAC) which functioned from
1938 to 1975 and investigated alleged disloyalty and subversive
activities of private citizens for the stated purpose of combating
communism in government, education, entertainment and other aspects of
American life. Many innocent lives were scarred.
The Democratic report,
just under 340 pages, heavy with documented testimony, and broad in
scope, takes explicit and direct aim at the Republican political agenda
and misuse of the committee and the information sought and gathered. It
is not Janet Evanovich, Mary Higgins Clark or Dan Brown, but it is recommended summer reading that is sure to figure in the debates.