A Daily Jot reader from Ohio wrote House Speaker John Boehner about Benghazi, quoting the report from Boehner’s own five House committees. She concluded her respectful letter with: “If you genuinely care about America, if you genuinely care about the office you hold and your power to liberate We the People from this despotic regime, you will start articles of impeachment and prosecution. Our very lives and our future as a nation depend on it. If you do nothing, blood is on your hands, Speaker Boehner. Innocent American blood has been spilled on your watch. It is now time for you to act regardless of the personal cost to you. It is your duty to protect our homeland. It is past time you fulfilled your oath to protect our nation.” The response is alarming.
Boehner said that he wrote a letter in October 2012 to the president asking him to explain the response to the Benghazi attack and the contradictions in the Administration’s accounts of the incident. The Speaker talked about legislation to establish a select committee to investigate and report to the House about the attack and its details. That bill, introduced in January, he said is still sitting in the Rules Committee for consideration. He recounted a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that found “systemic failures” in the senior leadership at the State Department. But the worst of it is that Speaker Boehner seemed to overlook or even accept then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s explanation and closure.
Boehner wrote: “Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, days before resigning her post stated in her testimony, “As I have said many times since September 11, I take responsibility. Nobody is more committed to getting this right. I am determined to leave the State Department and our country safer, stronger, and more secure.” Please rest assured I will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress continues to investigate the tragic events that occurred in Benghazi.” Boehner’s response is indicative of the polished double talk that Americans have become accustomed to from their representatives in Congress. If Boehner represented any minute form of opposition to this Administration’s high crimes, there was no evidence of it.
Of Boehner’s response, The Daily Jot reader wrote: “Typical beltway rhetoric…I have no hope that Speaker Boehner will have the backbone to even work towards impeachment no matter how loud the outcry.” Rest assured, there are no checks and balances in this government because they are acting together as entitled politicians, not Americans. These are as in Romans 3:13-18, “Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace have they not known; there is no fear of God before their eyes.” Yes, indeed.
By Bill Wilson