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John Kerry won't be testifying
before the House Oversight Committee
by Nathan'ette Burdine: June 15, 2014

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced in a press release that Secretary of State John Kerry will not have to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on June 12, 2014, to testify about the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Issa stated that his decision is based on the Obama administration interfering with the investigations and the administrations’ efforts to not appear before the Select Committee on Benghazi.

Issa is quoted in the press release as saying, “ Seeing Secretary Kerry and others, who have worked to obstruct critical oversight of congress’ investigations into Benghazi, attempt to use the upcoming June 12 hearing as a shield against the Select Committee tells me it’s time to reassess.”

Issa went on to say that he’s disappointed to see Kerry “squirm his way” out of testifying before the House Oversight Committee and that President Obama and his administration are “to blame” for the “increased scrutiny” they are getting due to the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Jenn Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, told the press that Kerry was “mystified” by Issa’s decision to cancel the hearing and that Kerry is willing “to work with Congress to protect the men and women serving overseas.”

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