Republican senators introduced a bill Thursday that would require an investigation into the attacks on the United States this week.
Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) introduced S. 3551, which would require investigations into and a report on the Sept. 11-13, 2012, attacks on the United States missions in Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
Earlier this week, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed when extremists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
In other events, protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, removing the American flag; no Americans were harmed. Demonstrators also attacked the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
“Islamic extremists are to blame and we must work with officials in Libya and Egypt to ensure those who attacked our embassies are brought to justice,” DeMint said after learning of the attacks. “These attacks raise serious questions about whether we were properly prepared and about the effectiveness of our policies and foreign aid in these nations. We need to get the facts on these attacks, the ongoing threats to America in these countries, and rethink our policies in Libya and Egypt going forward.”
The report would be submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee