Pelosi did not say which family made the statements, but the Huffington Post said a family member from the maternal side of Tyrone Woods' family called the office of Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., on Thursday to express support for her position on the new committee. Slaughter, the Huffington Post said, opposes the new committee, saying additional investigation is unnecessary. Woods, The Blaze noted, was a CIA contractor killed in the 2012 attack along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other Americans.
An unnamed Democratic aide reportedly said another family allegedly reached out to Democratic lawmakers. The family was not identified, however.
A post at the conservative blog Weasel Zippers demanded Pelosi prove her assertions. The blog also posted videos of Pat Smith, mother of slain foreign service officer Sean Smith and Charles Woods, Tyrone Woods' father. Both Smith and Woods were clear in their desire to get answers to questions regarding the attack. Woods, for example, called the select committee an "answer to prayer."
In order to present my commentary on this column, it is important for you to see the video below, specifically what Nancy Pelosi says, in order to make my case:
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Joe Newby's blog post today helped to answer the question that I had asked in the description of the video above. What we learned in Joe's column is that we really do not know which families had called Nancy Pelosi (she did say, "two of the families called us") and what Nancy said in that news conference was very vague about that. But, in the mean time, she ignores the fact that Sean Smith's mother Pat Smith, and Tyrone Woods' father Charles Woods, have both been very vocal on many occasions on Fox News Network about wanting to know the answers to their many questions. What about them?
And then there is the fact that many of the folks that were on the ground in Benghazi during the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi have not been allowed to testify to this point. What about them? Were those people that were there not wanting to come forward, or were they intimidated into silence in one way or another? Wouldn't it be interesting to find out how the Obama administration, and Hillary's minions at the State Dept. were able to keep them from talking to the various committees investigating the Benghazi terror attack over the last 20 months? With the Select Committee, there is now the possibility to have their testimonies entered into the public record, something that Congress has been unable to accomplish up to this point.
So, of course, Nancy Pelosi and other liberals are trying to disparage the Benghazi Select Committee, as the truth will most likely be very damaging to the Democrats in 2014, and Hillary in 2016, but that's just my humble, but extremely well thought out, opinion. Just sayin'...
Nancy Pelosi claims two families of Benghazi victims don't want investigation
By Joe Newby
May 11, 2014
During her weekly press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed that two of the families of those killed in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi oppose the select committee set up by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, The Blaze reported Saturday. She also attacked Rep. Darrell Issa, calling him "damaged goods," and dismissed the probe as a political stunt.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at her weekly press conference
“Two of their families have called us and said, ‘Please don’t take us down this path again,’” Pelosi said. “It’s really hard for them. It’s very sad.”
“This is a stunt,” Pelosi added. "This is a political stunt."
“Issa is damaged goods," she continued. "They had to move to another venue with another chairman.”
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