(AUGUSTA, GA) – Congress should move to establish an independent counsel to investigate the deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, according to 12th District Congressional Candidate John Stone. Stone last night committed to support discharge petition efforts to bring th issue to the House floor during a nightly live campaign webcast.
“New revelations this week indicate there was far more behind these attacks and the failure of the Administration to provide support than has been previously disclosed,” says Stone, a former senior congressional staff member. “It is past time the American public, the survivors of the brutal assault, and the families of those patriots who died defending their colleagues were told the truth, and the only way to accomplish that is through an independent innvestigation like that conducted over the Watergate scandal.”
Stone committed to support H.Res. 36 by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) which would initiate an independent investigation, and the discharge petition to force that bill to be brought to the House floor for a vote.
In stark contrast, incumbent Congressman John Barrow (D-GA) has failed to support either the discharge petition or the Wolf bill.
“We have suffered through one cover-up after another with this Administration, from Fast and Furious, to the IRS persecution of political opponents, and the Department of Justice wiretaps on the Associated Press,” Stone says. “Each outrage is dodged and denied, and more Americans die as a result. Congress has to start standing up to the illegal actions of this Administration, and it is obvious our current representative will not. This will be a top priority in January 2015 if I am elected.”