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Rep. Adrian Smith, along with 55 other members of the House of Representatives, wrote to President Obama Tuesday to demand the administration do more to bring justice to those responsible for the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi Libya.
Smith will attend the veterans lunch Monday in North Platte, hosted by the Elks Lodge in the east side of the Mall parking lot, near 502 Easy Street.
The attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, and has been surrounding in mystery. Republicans accuse the White House of failing to protect against the attack and then covering up the failure.
Smith's opponent in the primary election, retired Col. Tom Brewer, has accused Smith of not doing enough to find out what happened in Benghazi.
The House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence is currently investigating the Benghazi attack. Smith said Thursday that he strongly supports the House investigation.
All declassified information and documents found during the House investigation to this point have been made public at http://gop.gov/benghazi.
“While the House of Representatives continues our thorough investigation of the Benghazi attack, the administration must do more to ensure the terrorists are held accountable for their crimes,” Smith said. “More than a year and a half after the attack, the victims deserve justice and the American people deserve answers.”
Smith previously wrote Secretary of State John Kerry to find out why the State Department's Rewards for Justice program is not being used to offer a reward for the apprehension of perpetrators of the Benghazi terrorist attack.
RFJ offers monetary rewards for information which prevents terrorist attacks or captures those who have committed acts of terrorism. RFJ has proven effective, as demonstrated by the program's role in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the main perpetrator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Smith said.