Why won’t Rep. Jeff Miller (R FL-1) Co-Sponsor HR 36 establishing a Select Committee on Benghazi?

 U.S. Reps. Jeff Miller (center) and Blake Farenthold (right) visit Rear Adm. Bill Sizemore (left), Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), at CNATRA Headquarters.

Today I spoke to the senior leadership at Special Operations Speaks (SOS).

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Rep. Jeff Miller (R FL District-1)

They asked me why Rep. Jeff Miller (R FL District 1) has NOT co-sponsored HR 36 introduced by Rep. Wolf, Frank R. (R-VA-10) on January 18, 2013? HR 36 calls for a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi, Libya scandal which cost the lives of 2 Navy SEALs, a US Ambassador and his aide. HR 36 will help uncover the truth about the Benghazi massacre, to include failed security preparations, intentional abandonment of US citizens in distress and the reported cover-up surrounding this national tragedy.

HR 36 establishes in the House of Representatives a select Committee to investigate and report to the House on:

  • any intelligence known to the United States relating to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012;
  • any requests for additional security, or actions taken by federal agencies to improve security at the consulate before the attack;
  • a definitive timeline of it;
  • how the relevant agencies and the executive branch responded to it and whether appropriate congressional notifications were made;
  • any improper conduct by officials relating to the attack;
  • recommendations on what steps Congress and the President should take to prevent future attacks; and
  • any other relevant issues relating to the attack or the response to it.

Why won’t Rep. Jeff Miller of District 1 in Florida, a bastion of Special Forces Operators, not join 190 of his fellow colleagues and DEMAND an investigation into this tragedy?

Why is Jeff Miller following the same ideology as John Boehner?

Why won’t Rep. Miller join with Rep. Vern Buchanan, the Republican co-Chair of the Florida delegation, along with Rep. Bill Posey, (R-FL-8)Rep. C.W. Bill Young, (R-FL-13)Rep. Ron DeSantis, (R-FL-6),  Rep. John L. Mica, (R-FL-7)Rep. Dennis A. Ross, (R-FL-15)Rep. Richard B. Nugent, (R-FL-11)Rep. Thomas J. Rooney, (R-FL-17)Rep.Steve Southerland II, (R-FL-2)Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis, (R-FL-12)Rep. Ander Crenshaw, (R-FL-4)Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-FL-27)Rep. Ted S. Yoho, (R-FL-3)Rep. Daniel Webster, (R-FL-10), and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, (R-FL-25)?

I called John Krause who is running against Jeff Miller for Congress and asked him if he would sign HR 36 and he stated “absolutely.” “I would have signed it already” he said if he was in Congress. He would be demanding all the emails from the State Department to the White House regarding this event and would be “knocking on John Boehner’s door to find out his problem for not initiating this investigation.”

There you go boys and girls. Leadership requires guts and intestinal fortitude. It does not mean you follow the party line and meander in the stream like a stick. It means you get off your backside and lead from the front and protect the Constitution and our fellow veterans. Mr. Miller needs to go home to his family and enjoy his pension. We need a leader in Congress not a passive follower.

As for the families of those Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi, we will bring justice for these families trust me. Mr. Boehner we are not going away.

EDITORS NOTE: The author of this column has endorsed John Krause for Congress.