Chairman Rogers Statement on the Pickering Report

Dec 19, 2012
Chairman Rogers Statement on the Pickering Report

For Immediate Release                                           Contact:  Susan Phalen
December 19, 2012                                                Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov

 

Chairman Rogers Statement on the Pickering Report

Rogers said, “The report makes clear the massive failure of the State Department at all levels, including senior leadership, to take action to protect our government employees abroad.” 

“The Pickering Report appears to make clear what we already knew, that there was strategic warning from the Intelligence Community of a dangerous security environment in Benghazi and that our diplomats were failed by the bureaucracy at the State Department. The report makes clear the massive failure of the State Department at all levels, including senior leadership, to take action to protect our government employees abroad.  Even worse, it appears that we are on the verge of compounding these errors by not acting against those involved in the attacks.  Specifically, from our work on the Intelligence Committee, I am not satisfied with the Administration’s near total lack of progress bringing these terrorists to justice. We must pursue the terrorists with vigor and demonstrate the strength of American resolve to hunt down those who have done us harm.”

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