DC Trawler

Why haven’t we heard from the Benghazi survivors, six months later?

We already know Hillary Clinton would answer that question with another question: “What difference does it make?” But that only works for people who think she’s a hero for getting away with endlessly lying about it, because the people who want her to stop endlessly lying about it are Republicans. And if Republicans want to know the truth about what happened, it must not be worth knowing.

That attitude got our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters through the election, but it’s not making the issue go away. The Hill:

Republican lawmakers are threatening to subpoena U.S. survivors of the terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Exasperated GOP members say unless they get more answers from the White House, they will call on the survivors to testify before Congress, and might hold up President Obama’s nomination to replace the U.S. ambassador who was killed on Sept. 11, 2012 in Libya.

The recent revelation that U.S. survivors are recuperating at Walter Reed Hospital has sparked GOP demands that the White House provide Congress with access to them…

“That’s why this story continues to perpetuate itself,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee on National Security. “And it will not end, because the State Department’s not allowing us to put a nice, tight ribbon on it.”

Yep. That’s what the State Department does. Stonewall.

Ambassador Christopher Stevens could not be reached for comment.