The Tea Party Patriots national group issued a statement regarding the information available about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
We *must* demand accountability from our government.
From the Tea Party Patriots website:
Launches #TWEET4TRUTH Campaign to Call for Investigation
Today, Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, called on the nation’s news media to thoroughly investigate the White House’s cover-up of the details related to the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other brave Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
In the weeks following the deaths, extensive conspiracy theories, rumors and misinformation have filled news reports that paint a devastating picture of an inept and thoughtless Administration that allowed these brave individuals to be killed by al-Qaeda while U.S. forces were ordered to “stand-down.”
“It is time for our government to honor the Constitution which ‘determined that the power of knowledge should be placed in the hands of the people,’” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, quoting a U.S. Embassy web site. “Tea Party Patriots is demanding that the White House release any and all emails, audio tapes, video tapes, transcripts or other documents that will provide clarity of the timeline that led to this tragedy. It is becoming abundantly clear that the nation’s television networks and other news media outlets are actively engaged in a cover-up of this incident on behalf of this White House. We are calling on them to put aside politics and to do their job, fulfilling their duty as journalists to provide the American people with the facts.”
The Tea Party Patriots launched a 24-Hour #TWEET4TRUTH campaign today where Tea Party Patriots across the country will be Tweeting reporters and major media outlets with this message: “Stop the media / White House cover-up on Benghazi. Full investigation now.” Visit the page here: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/tweet-journalists-and-tell-them-to-cover-benghazi/
“This entire event is an affront to our Constitution, the American people and a slap in the face to the families of the brave Americans who died in Benghazi,” said Martin.
The full statement from the U.S. Embassy in Germany follows:
“The public’s right to know is one of the central principles of American society. The framers of the Constitution of the United States determined that the power of knowledge should be placed in the hands of the people. To insure a healthy and uninhibited flow of information, they included freedom of the press among the basic human rights protected in the new nation’s Bill of Rights.”