Senator David Perdue Statement On Benghazi Committee Majority Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations State Department and USAID Management Subcommittee, today issued the following statement about the majority report released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi:

“This report shows a systemic failure of leadership at the highest level. Four innocent Americans died and no one has been held accountable. The State Department failed to adequately protect Americans serving overseas and failed to plan ahead for potential terrorist attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 in countries plagued with instability. This cannot continue. It is clear this attack had nothing to do with a video and everything to do with government incompetence.” 

On September 11, 2012, armed terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods. The House Select Committee on Benghazi was directed to conduct a full investigation of the attack and issue a final report of its findings.