Gowdy: Benghazi Witnesses Confirmed A Troubling Command Given During The Attack
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Wednesday that the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which he chairs, has heard from witnesses who say that U.S. security team members were given stand-down orders as the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks were taking place.
Gowdy hastened to add that the Committee has also heard from witnesses who say the opposite, that the orders were not issued.
“There are witnesses who say there was one, there are witnesses who say there was not one,” Gowdy said during an interview with Boston Herald Radio.
Whether or not stand-down orders were given to U.S. security forces has become a major point of contention in the ongoing investigation into the attacks in Benghazi, which left four Americans dead.