Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

"If they have questions that are still out there, I think we want to know what those questions are," ranking Democrat says.

+

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which will meet this week with family members of those killed in the 2012 attack.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Members of the House's Select Committee on Benghazi will meet this week with family members of the four Americans who were killed at the Libyan embassy two years ago, members of the committee told National Journal.

The meeting will be the first between members of the select committee, which was formed in May, and victims' families. The families have appeared before Congress in the past, having testified before the House Oversight Committee just a year after the initial attacks.

 

The committee will not be releasing the schedule for the meeting out of respect for the families and their privacy, said ranking member Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

"It's an important conversation because I think it will help us to refocus on the fact that there are people who lost their loved ones. And if they have questions that are still out there, I think we want to know what those questions are," Cummings said.

The meeting comes just days before members leave Washington for their five-week August recess.

 

"While it may not be the easiest conversation, I look forward to it because I also think it's important that we let them know that we truly care and that they are not forgotten," Cummings added.

"Members of the Select Committee are meeting privately this week with family members of the Americans killed in the Benghazi attacks so we could hear from them directly," a spokesman for committee chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said in a statement. "In order to respect their privacy, the Committee will have no further statement on these meetings."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters in May that two of the families had reached out to members of the House and urged them not to open another investigation into the matter. Nonetheless, Cummings said that all four families would be present.

This article appears in the July 30, 2014 edition of NJ Daily.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Excellent!"

Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter
 
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL