Rep. Paul Cook Applauds Formation of Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) praised the Speaker’s decision to allow a vote on the House floor to form a Select Committee on Benghazi. The committee will investigate the attack, hold officials accountable for any failures or cover-ups, and ensure that justice is finally served.
Said Cook, “This committee will be a vital step toward finally answering the questions about what happened in Benghazi, why four Americans died, and uncovering why this administration has mislead Congress and the American people. The most recent emails show this administration was more concerned with politics and pushing a false narrative than with bringing the terrorists responsible to justice. The American people deserve honest answers and this committee will get those answers.”
A member of the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.