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

The petition needs to garner 218 signatures to force a vote. BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDemocrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit Stopping the next insurrection Biden, lawmakers mourn Harry Reid 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 BrounHundreds apply to fill Isakson's Senate seat in Georgia Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia California lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment 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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