Fourteen months following the brutal assault on the U.S. consulate, the families of the four murdered Americans are still no closer to the truth about what happened to their loved ones.
Since the attack took place, no one has been arrested, fired or held accountable.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last week introduced a bill to offer a $5 million reward for information on the Benghazi terror attack or information leading to the capture of a suspect.
“The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program exists to help the U.S. identify and apprehend its enemies, but the Obama Administration has not used it to pursue the terrorists who attacked our personnel in Benghazi,” Cruz said in a written statement.
The program has distributed over $125 million to more than 80 people since 1984, Cruz said.
“This legislation enables the Secretary of State to offer a substantial reward for information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of the suspects who have been identified,” Cruz said. “U.S. investigators should have all available tools at their disposal to bring to justice those who murdered four Americans in Benghazi, including the first Ambassador killed in service since 1979.”
You might think this proposal would be supported unanimously by the Senate.
You would be wrong.
On Wednesday Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid BLOCKED a vote on the Benghazi reward – refusing to let it even come up for a vote.
You heard right, an American senator stopped a bill offering a reward for information on evil people who attacked and murdered US citizens. It is hard to think of an action more despicable or cravenly political.
Harry Reid is spitting in the face of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. It’s been over a year and there are still no clear answers as that the Obama administration and all his allies have stymied investigations and stonewalled the American people.
There have been five House panels looking into the investigation of the Sep. 11, 2012 attack.
“When I was there in Washington, when this first started, the FBI had me in a room to tell me what they were doing,” Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, one of the Americans killed, told Fox News, on the first anniversary of the attack.
Smith says President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the FBI promised her that finding out who killed her son, an information specialist working in Benghazi, would be a top priority.
But it’s a commitment Smith says the president hasn’t kept.
“The government is not doing what they should do,” she said. “Everybody knows this. They lie to you. They tell you what they want you to know. It may or may not be correct. And in my case, it’s always been lies.”
And now it seems Harry Reid will go to any length to make sure the families of the fallen — and the American people — are continuously lied to in order to protect Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s political futures.
But a new poll says that 65% of registered voters want Congress to continue to investigate, and discover the truth of how those four brave men were murdered in Benghazi.
It’s up to those voters to make sure Harry Reid and his party pay for their lies in 2014 — by taking control of the Senate away from them.