The lawmakers say they are "disturbed" that the administration's statements might lead Americans to think the attack was anything other than terrorism. They also worry that the president's approach amounts to "treating an act of war solely as a criminal matter, rather than prioritizing the gathering of intelligence to prevent future attacks."
Romney on Wednesday accused the White House of "doing their very best" to keep the public uninformed on the attacks that killed four U.S. government workers, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said an investigation into what happened is continuing and the administration "has provided as much information as it has been able to"
The representatives requested a briefing and said they "stand ready to return to Washington" from their recess to get it.
The letters signers include: Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers among others.
A copy of the letter is below.
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