The petition needs to garner 218 signatures to force a vote. Boehner has said that the committees of jurisdiction are doing a fine job handling the investigation into the terror attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans Sept. 11, 2012.
Stockman was joined at the press conference by Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas), who filed the only Republican discharge petition in the last Congress. It failed after garnering only 30 votes.
“The truth needs to come out,” Gohmert said, “and this is what it's going to take.”
Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) also attended the event.
“If there was as much stonewalling down at the border” as there is over Benghazi, he quipped, “our border would be secure.”
And former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said anyone who didn't sign the petition would be “complicit” in a “cover-up.”
“I can tell you one thing — if you don't [sign], I'm going to have a talk with you.”
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