Rep. Wolf doesn't support discharge petition for his Benghazi bill

The petition needs to garner 218 signatures to force a vote. BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader Scaramucci compares Trump to Jonestown cult leader: 'It's like a hostage crisis inside the White House' MORE 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 said that he had assurances that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) would sign the petition. McCaul's office, however, told The Hill that, while the chairman is among the 162 co-sponsors of Wolf's select committee bill, he had not yet seen the discharge petition.

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 BrounPaul Collins BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (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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