15 House Republicans call for special panel to investigate Benghazi

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“It is our responsibility as a Congress to legislate and educate the American people on the circumstances surrounding the attack,” Wolf said in a statement announcing the resolution. “We owe it to the families of the victims to fully investigate this tragedy in full and open hearings to have a clearer understanding of what happened.”

Wolf is the chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Justice Department.

U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has been under intense Republican criticism for initially linking it to a peaceful protest gone awry, which has thrown her potential nomination for secretary of State into question.