South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy proved this week that he is focused on much more than just his role at the helm of a special committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack. Although he announced recently that the first public hearings in that probe are slated for next week, the former prosecutor’s stance on a Libyan threat closer to home has resulted in legislation introduced this week.
According to the Washington Times, Gowdy and other Republican leaders have responded to the Obama administration’s decision to lower restrictions against Libyans training to become pilots and nuclear scientists at schools in the U.S.


The proposal, also backed by Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Robert Goodlatte, seek to counter Obama’s endorsement of opinions by some in the intelligence community that current restrictions against Libya should be scaled back.
Department of Homeland Security  Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin, for example, argued that the irrefutable threat posed by the nation “does not mean from the standpoint of the Defense Department, the State Department that we should stand back and not work with those people within the government that we can work with.”
While the current administration apparently agrees, Gowdy is more than dubious.
“Is post-revolutionary Libya secure enough to change the rules?” he asked. “Why now?”
Goodlatte concurred, citing the consulate attack and a more recent incident as evidence that Libya continues to pose a real danger to America and the world.
“This summer, Americans working at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli were evacuated due to rival rebel groups battling each other for control of the area,” he said. “And less than two years ago, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists, leaving four Americans dead.”
H/T: Conservative Tribune
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