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Boehner and Benghazi

House Speaker John Boehner’s abrupt resignation brings to mind The American Spectator’s experiences with him. They have not been all that bad. In fact, one experience in 2014 was very good. It was in the aftermath of our report on the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens at Benghazi. In that report Jed Babbin and I chronicled how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ignored the ambassador’s calls for beefed up security in Libya and around Benghazi. In fact she had weakened the security. We sent the report to Speaker Boehner along with a petition signed by notable figures asking for the Speaker to convene a Select Committee to inquire into the tragic event. In a matter of hours his aides notified us that our piece had had its effect. A Select Committee was being convened. In a matter of time Congressman Trey Gowdy was tapped to head it and we were off and running to investigate Hillary on yet another front. Perhaps we were not running as fast as we wanted, but in the months ahead I think we shall see real consequences.

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief ofThe American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery. He makes frequent appearances on national television and is a nationally syndicated columnist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, National Review, Harper’s, Commentary, The (London) Spectator, Le Figaro (Paris), and elsewhere. He is also a contributing editor to the New York Sun.
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