Helle Dale --- The Daily Signal
When the new Republican-led Congress convenes in January, unraveling the Benghazi scandal should be a top priority.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi started its work this summer. Soon the Senate will be in position to contribute.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., one of the most vocal critics of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her role in the Benghazi debacle that cost four Americans their lives, will be the next chairman of the Senate Oversight Committee on Governmental Affairs. In this role, he will have the power to issue subpoenas to government officials.
Some of the weaknesses of the previous Senate hearings on Benghazi have included posturing by committee members and a lack of follow-up questions to uncover information withheld by administration officials. But Johnson, who was elected to the Senate in 2010, proved himself unintimidated by Hillary Clinton’s aggressive posturing during Senate Intelligence Committee hearings on January 23, 2011, which suggests he will be adept at handling hearings well.