'Sad': Seating at House Benghazi hearing reportedly 'half empty'

As Katie Pavlich reminded us, “The only person who was punished for Benghazi is Greg Hicks, who dared to tell the truth about what happened.” A handful of lawmakers have worked tirelessly to keep up the fight for truth and justice, and the hearings continue.

But at Thursday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the Benghazi attack, journalists noted “missing” members and “empty seats everywhere.”

Shame on the “missing” members. But remember, the empty public seats don’t tell the whole story.

It’s the empty chair in the White House that tells the real story.

Follow Katie Pavlich on Twitter for all the highlights (and lowlights) of the hearing.

  • StatEco

    Ask the One up there to let the truth be revealed for Benghazi and everything else. Actually a lot more has been revealed since my first prayer a while ago..

  • MNWoman

    I just caught a few seconds of America Live on Fox. I didn’t see the entire segment, but they were talking about the DNC is trying to recruit military veterans to run for Congress next year. They are trying very hard to re-take the House and they think having democratic candidates who are military vets will help them win their election.

    As I said, I didn’t catch the entire discussion, but I am wondering if this strategy could work in some districts.

    • Elaine

      Their DESPERATION is showing when they pay to recruit Veterans so they will look more patriotic! Pathetic, deceitful bunch.

      • $24698634

        Rubbing my hands together in delight…

        • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

          You are one disgusting individual.

    • james_from_cambridge

      Remember the Dems won the House vote last year by two million votes. It was only gerrymandering that kept it in GOP hands. What should scare you is the fact that the Dem Party is so ascendant both demographically and culturally, that in the sixth year of a Democratic President, the Democrats have a better than 50/50 chance of actually retaking the House. Unheard of! Absolutely unprecedented in the whole history of our Republic! No matter how popular a President, his party always loses significant seats in his sixth year (it even happened to FDR and Reagan, two of the most popular Presidents of the past 100 years.) It shows that the GOP really is going the way of the Whigs…O Happy Day or rather O Happy Century, without the Gay Ol’ Party!

      • Corey Dennison

        Sorry Dr. Hawking…but the House is not a collective vote.

        What is it with you liberal morons and collectives?

  • TJ

    Part of the plan. The Dems hired some interns to wait in line and scare people away when they saw the long line. Then when the door opened the all left to the next hearing they have to stand in line for.

    • Marvin Nelson

      Why hire anyone to do that? Just post Pelosi and Lurch outside of the chamber. People will run screaming out the door.

  • BAW

    Well it is D.C. And the people in D.C. are the ones who believe/claim Benghazi was “a bump in the road” and is nothing but a “phony scandal” used by the “RWNJs” to attack Obama and Clinton.

    The people in D. C are different. They think differently. They see everything differently. They live differently. As I understand it, they live better. They love big government Democrat style.

    The majority of Americans, average Americans can’t go and sit in hearings all day, everyday. I wouldn’t even want to but that doesn’t mean I don’t care or I’m not following what’s going on.

    • MNWoman

      You forgot Benghazi happened a long time ago.

      • BAW

        True, that is another “thought” they espouse. Benghazi was a long time ago.

        So naturally they also go further back to do…. Bush, Bush, Bush.

        And claim that no one cared about all the attacks on diplomatic posts during the Bush administration as if Benghazi was just the same old, same old. Even though Bush never failed to send help or failed to maintain security or blamed a video much less saw the first U. S. Ambassador killed in an attack in over 30 years.

        • ObamaFail

          That’s something libs ignore. They whine about no one making a big deal out of attacks at posts under Bush, but they ignore why Benghazi is a big deal. They made no attempt to get help to those men, they tried to cover it up, and as you said the first ambassador was killed overseas in 30 years. I know libs are horrible at math, but 30 years ago? That was way before Bush’s time.

          • BAW

            I’ve been pointing out the facts every chance I get. That in the 1970s four U.S. Ambassadors were killed in attacks on diplomatic posts. That security was improved, laws were passed requiring the improved security and for 30 years it worked. Then the Obama administration ignored the laws and the rules and the standards and an Ambassador and three other Americans died.

            It is a very big deal.

            How can you prevent it from happening again when doing what is well established as the best way of preventing it is at the discretion of people who apparently don’t care and are not held accountable?

    • ObamaFail

      THe people of DC think anything Obama does is Holy. So his failures with Benghazi are considered saint-like to those scumbags.

      • BAW

        In my attempts to understand “them” I’ve read a lot of comments at WaPo. They really are a strange bunch. Big government, centralized power crazy people. They even sing the praises of the IRS. I’m telling you, they are not like most of the rest of us. But they have got the money and the power and they have no shame in doing whatever it takes that keeps that train rolling.

        It wasn’t this last time the bikers rolled into D.C. but the time before. The comments on WaPo that day were so incredibly hateful it surprised even me.

        • $24698634

          How very telling, “they are not like most of the rest of us.” Us versus them. How un-American can you get.

          • BAW

            And see even though I recognize it and always think it I refrained from referring to the D.C. herd mentality as anti-American.

            Even though every part of the left’s ideology, big government, nanny state, freedom and liberty suppressing, lack of personal responsibility, elitist superiority delusions, religion bashing, class-warfare, etc. etc. etc. is the direct opposite of everything truly American. “Most of us” or at least most of the Americans I have known for over 60 years are not arrogant snobs but I suppose if you’re one of them, you think it’s typically American. And anyone who challenges your ideals is “anti-American. Telling indeed.

          • Corey Dennison

            “American”…ur doing it wrong.

    • palintologist

      And, it wasn’t their relatives who were left to die. What blatant contempt they have for their countrymen.

      • BAW

        It does seem that empathy is not something they have a true familiarity with.

  • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

    If it makes you feel better, hearings on North Korean camp prisoners were attended very sparsely, as well. I mean- Benghazi and North Korea- they’re kind of important, right?

  • Kawfy

    The only empty seats that matter are those at the dinner table of the fallen four

    • Jeremy

      well said they matter the most of all.

  • Elaine

    I got so frustrated, I had to turn it off! How could they possibly have known, the day of the attack, that they couldn’t get help to them in time? No one knew how long the attack would last or who was still alive and waiting for reinforcements? How could they have known? They couldn’t and they deserted them! Wow. 20/20 strategy? Is that the same as leading from behind?

    • ObamaFail

      If I were POTUS, I’d rather send guys and have them arrive too late then just shrug my shoulders, go to bed, hit Vegas with my rich friends and then have the whole thing blamed on a Youtube video like Obama did.

    • $24698634

      I’m energized by your frustration. Thanks.

      • BAW

        “Energized” by others heartfelt concerns about the needless, violent deaths of four Americans? Again, very telling. And what it’s telling is not good.

      • Corey Dennison

        And I’m nourished by your liberal tears. Thanks.

  • Magnifico

    Democrats are like a thug’s mama. “He a good boy. He dint chop no head off.”

  • Exodus2011

    SINK THIS LAWLESS, CORRUPT OBAMA REGIME AMERICA

    Bad as the NSA scandal is, and bad as the attack on the Press and the 1st Amendment is, and bad as the IRS Enemies List scandal is, ……. they PALE in comparison to what went down in Benghazi before 9/11/12, ON 9/11/12 and in the aftermath of 9/11/12

    it’s good to know that a further 13 Benghazi witnesses have been deposed , before being called to testify in future rounds of hearings

    we will get to the bottom of this shocking traitorous episode … it will take many months to hear all the testimony, and for the American Public to absorb the enormity of what went down on 9/11/12 … and I personally believe there was PRE-MEDITATION involved

    May the terrible truth be FULLY EXPOSED

    until we hear all the Benghazi witnesses including testimony from the 3 Generals and 1 Admiral who were fired by Obama, plus the first 67 hours of emails exchanged between Benghazi and DC, we won’t know the full truth

    and now we have the Hero David Ubben, who fought alongside Woods and Doherty, appearing again after spending months in Walter Reed …. this man managed to SURVIVE Benghazi despite waiting more than 20 HOURS to receive medical attention for his SHREDDED LEG, —->>>> DEO GRATIAS

    (It’s almost as if the individual who gave the “Stand Down!” order was TRYING to run out the clock on this BRAVE AMERICAN’S LIFE!….. .. B*STARD! )

    We The People want to HEAR TESTIMONY from this man ….

    we need to find out WHY Killary and Obama made those shocking decisions which led to the deaths of FOUR AMERICANS

    DEO GRATIAS the investigation will continue and a large majority of the American Public support this action

    I want to hear from that video-maker too …. the 0 Regime have still got him in jail

    I would like to hear him questioned, under oath, about his connections to the WH …

    I think the other scandals will soften up the Obama Regime, but Benghazi, fully revealed, will DECAPITATE it ……. Deo Volente …

    • BAW

      It seems to me that more of “them” have shown up on this comment thread than normal. Perhaps an indication that they do, in fact, realize just how serious and devastating to the Obama administration the truth about Benghazi actually is?

      They ignored the laws on diplomatic security! The kept our people in Benghazi even after attacks that convinced the Red Cross and British to pull out! They did nothing to help as Americans they sent there fought and died! And then they lied and played politics. It is truly disgusting.

  • WhoDat

    Apparently, one of those empty seats was Issa.

    • Elaine

      Not true. He’s getting the subpoenas ready as we speak. It’s the administration’s fault this investigation has taken so long to get to this point!

    • james_from_cambridge

      Issa has better things to do, like stealing cars and committing insurance fraud. You can’t expect him to run hearings and commit crimes simultaneously…he ain’t young no more. He’s an aging criminal now.

  • Jason Gary

    The problem is that Benghazi didn’t happen in an episode of True Blood and wasn’t perpetrated by Miley Cyrus. Maybe there should be a Benghazi iPhone app?

  • beebop1952

    And dems walked out before family members testify. Same size balls as their “leader.”

  • $24698634

    The phony scandal is exposed in public view.

    • Michael

      are you saying four people including an ambassador were murdered and it was just a tough day at the office. What is phony about this scandal. Not forgetting that your so called president followed up his lack of effort to save them with a party in Las Vegas.

      • BeeKaaay

        To leftwingwackos, who are naturally bloodthirsty, this is just a post-partum abortion of 4 blobs of tissue who have no human rights.

  • David

    There are many empty chairs in the homes of those who have died at the hands of lunatic Obama.

  • BeeKaaay

    Oh look, bloodthirsty leftwingwackos who don’t want to hear about the evil that Obama and Shrillary have done. They love it when people die.

    • james_from_cambridge

      Can’t wait ’til she’s President Shrillary in two years; what’s left of you teabaggin’ loons will no doubt blow all your brains out then. Finally.

      • BeeKaaay

        Yet another bloodthirsty leftwingwacko advocating violence. No surprise. I’ll just yawn extra loudly in your face after eating onions.

      • Corey Dennison

        Better get some creme for that butthurt of yours. You’re liable to spontaneously combust.