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Congressman Morgan Griffith reacts to 9/11, Libya attacks

Published On: Sep 11 2013 09:57:52 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 11 2013 04:33:08 PM CDT
Morgan Griffith

WASHINGTON, DC -

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued statement Wednesday in remembrance of the September 11 and the anniversary of the embassy attack in Benghazi.

On September 11

"On this day, we remember and honor the lives so tragically lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Like many of you, I have not forgotten where I was and what I was doing when the planes hit and we realized that the United States of America was under attack. My prayers continue to be with the families of those lost in the attacks, and are also with those who put their lives on the line to help keep our communities safe and help others. We are thankful for their dedication and selfless service.

May God continue to bless the United States of America."

On Benghazi

"One year ago, the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked by terrorists. Tragically, four Americans were killed. We remember and honor their lives and their service to these United States, and are deeply grateful to the many brave Americans who continue to serve and protect our country.

Following the attacks, the American people were assured of the importance of bringing the terrorist attackers to justice.  Since that time, however, we have not been provided with sufficient answers as to what happened prior to, during, and after the attacks, nor have we brought to justice those who executed Americans. 

I believe Congress must pass Congressman Frank Wolf’s resolution to form a Select Committee to investigate the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi. We have not been able to get the answers that we need by having a number of congressional committees do separate investigations. If we are to truly honor Ambassador Christopher Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, and security officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, we owe it to their families and the American people to have a select group of Congressmen and Congresswomen whose committee’s focus is on Benghazi and getting to the truth.  Once we have the answers, then America must be equally focused on bringing the terrorists to justice."