By Julian Pecquet - 01/15/13 12:49 AM EST
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify next Wednesday on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, incoming chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) announced late Monday.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack on a U.S. mission in the restive Libyan city. Republicans have assailed the administration for failing to provide adequate protection to its diplomats and for initially saying the attack was linked to a peaceful protest.
“It is important to learn all we can about what happened in Benghazi because at the end of the day, it could happen again. After all, al-Qaeda plans attacks over and over again.”
The committee has already convened two hearings on the attack. Clinton missed last month's hearing after suffering a concussion.
Clinton is also expected to testify next week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before turning over the State Department reins to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), its current chairman.