Thank you for publishing the Associated Press article Nov. 21 “House intel panel debunks Benghazi theories.” That’s right: Benghazi — no wrongdoing! Sen. Graham, you owe South Carolinians an apology for wasting our money and time. Two years and seven investigations: all for politics. For your career. Nothing else.
The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee released report results on Friday afternoon — practically in secret — which found:
CIA and military acted properly.
No wrongdoing by President Obama or appointees.
No intelligence failure.
No delay in CIA response.
No missed opportunity for military rescue.
No government office (not Rice, not Clinton) acted in bad faith.
No government office (not Rice, not Clinton) intentionally misled the American people.
Again — from the Republican-led committee. Not my words.
Sen. Graham, you owe the American people, President Obama, ambassador Rice and secretary Clinton apologies for wasting two years and damaging honest people’s careers.
Sen. Graham, you also owe your constituents, in S.C. and the U.S., an invoice detailing the cost of two years of Benghazi investigations in the House and Senate — seven investigations! How much money (How many government employees worked? What was their payroll? How much paper Xeroxed? How much electricity used in Congress?) did Congress spend on political games?
Republicans, please stop wasting and spending our money. We need higher wages, healthcare and better quality of life. Please focus on serious issues and not your political futures. Please serve the people.
Paulette Keffas-Chassin, Seneca