King votes for Benghazi panel

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, voted in favor of establishing a committee to investigate the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

“The American people deserve answers from their president on what happened in Benghazi,” King said in a written statement.

“This was a tragic day where four great Americans lost their lives, but it could have been prevented,” he added. “President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials willfully and deliberately perpetrated a false story to the American public and they deserve to know the truth. It is past time that Congress hold the Obama Administration fully accountable for its failures before, during and after this deadly attack. I look forward to the work this committee will accomplish and the truths that will be brought to light.”