Rep. Wolf blasts diplomats' group for resisting Benghazi probe

The House Republican leading the charge on the Benghazi investigation is raising the pressure on the association representing State Department personnel to get behind his efforts.

Rep. Frank WolfFrank Rudolph WolfAfrica's gathering storm DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling Vulnerable Republican keeps focus as Democrats highlight Trump MORE (R-Va.), in a letter to American Foreign Service Association President Robert Silverman obtained by The Hill, said it was “troubling” that the association had not endorsed his call for a special panel on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Some 177 Republicans have co-sponsored Wolf's bill to create a select committee to look into the attack on the U.S. mission that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.

Wolf points out in his letter that the select committee has been endorsed by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, which represents the State Department's diplomatic security officers, as well as the American Legion and “hundreds” of Special Operations veterans.

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