Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Monday said the recently announced House Select Committee should finish its investigation of the Benghazi attack by the 2016 election.

“I think there can be a time-frame put into it,” King said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe. ”It should be out of the way before the 2016 election." 

The congressman was asked if the committee’s duration should be limited in case former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows MORE runs for the White House, is elected president and still investigated in 2017.


King is the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and said he supports the formation of the Select Committee, which Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced on Friday. 

The committee’s main purpose is to bring all of the elements together, said King, who added he still has a lot of questions. 

The congressman said the State Department, the CIA, the National Security Council contributed to “the phony narrative” the White House provided about the attack being linked to protests over a controversial video.

“They have an obligation to tell the truth and they have not done that at this time,” he said.

King said it’s important for lawmakers not to encourage “a political fight” over Benghazi since four Americans were killed.

The committee should “not turn it into some kind of show."