(Video Above: Representative Roby (R-AL) on CNN’s “New Day” program with Chris Cuomo)
WASHINGTON — Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-AL2) appeared on CNN’s “New Day” program Wednesday to discuss and answer questions surrounding Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Clinton served as Secretary of State during the events surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya.
The Select Committee on Benghazi was formed by the House of Representatives in May 2014 after it had been revealed that the White House withheld documents from Congressional investigators in relation to the September 11, 2012 attacks. Clinton will be interviewed on Thursday by the Select Committee and asked questions pertaining to her position as Secretary of State during the Benghazi attacks and White House response.
“There are missing pieces; there are gaps, which is why the Select Committee was created in the first place,” Roby told CNN.
Roby pushed against the narrative that all questions about the September 11, 2012 had been asked and answered, combatting opinions that the Select Committee was just a political tool used to tarnish Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“Let’s talk about the many requests for diplomatic security that were ignored or turned down. That’s just one example of how we need to fill in these missing pieces.”
Roby argued that the Select Committee’s investigation is not specifically targeting Clinton, but how it is about a much larger picture concerning anything to do with Benghazi.
“This isn’t solely about Secretary Clinton. She’s just one piece of a much larger investigation. We’ve interviewed over 50 witnesses.” Roby goes on to say that she thinks the Committee will have interviewed over 70 witnesses by the end of the investigation.
The Select Committee is scheduled to interview Clinton tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET.
For live stream information, visit www.benghazi.house.gov .
In addition to the Select Committee on Benghazi, Representative Roby serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies, the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
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