Politically-charged hearing on Benghazi: Family members of deceased demand answers

WASHINGTON - It has been more than a year since the attacks that killed four Americans in Beghazi, Libya. In front of the U.S. House Oversight Committee lead by local Rep. Darrell Issa, Clairemont resident Pat Smith, whose son Sean – a computer expert – was killed in the attacks, demanded answers.

"It's been pure hell living through all of this and I want some answers," she said Thursday.

Charles Woods, the father of slain former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods also asked the committee to keep searching.

"It's been more than a year and we've had no justice and very few truthful answers," he said.

The official investigation has been over for some time.  

Among those who lead it was former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Adm. Mike Mullen, who said he was looking into the issue of whether the military responded more than once.

"The military did everything they possibly could that night," Mullen said. "They simply could not get there in time."

The answer was not satisfactory to Woods or Smith or to the Republican chairman of the committee, Issa.

"We are not going to end our investigation until your questions are answered," he said.

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