A good leader listens to his constituents.  Speaker of the House, John Boehner is not a good leader…and many in the Republican caucus and the public at large are not happy over his handling into the investigation of the Benghazi scandal.  This from The Hill this morning:

“A growing number of lawmakers – 101 so far – have signed on to a resolution from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) demanding that the House create a 19-member select committee to look into the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.”

Four Americans died.  The U.S. was warned of the danger in Benghazi in advance.  There was no increased security as requested, and when the attack began, the U.S. did not respond to American citizens’ pleas for help.  Two men who gave their lives voluntarily fighting to save others knew that no one was coming to assist them.  We still don’t know why.  We still don’t know where the President was, or what he was doing during the hours this took place.  We still have not heard from the survivors of the attack.  This is a cover-up of the worst kind.  And Speaker Boehner is, at best, providing cover for the cover-up.  But a revolution in the House of Representatives is brewing.  And a revolution is brewing among the citizenry over this issue as well:
“…the idea is gaining traction among the Republican grass roots: Members of conservative groups such as Revive America have been flooding lawmakers’ phone lines.

The mother of slain State Department employee Sean Smith and 700 special operations veterans endorsed Wolf’s proposal two weeks ago. On Wednesday, Wolf is scheduled to hold a press conference with the father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, a CIA contractor killed in the attack.”

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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