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Two months ago the parents of Aaron Vaughn -- -- 22 navy seal members killed.
At a 2011 -- helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Well they came forward demanding answers from the government and they joined us on Sunday on FOX & Friends.
We want the truth we want congress to have subpoena power so they can call in witnesses and get to the bottom of this once and for all.
And we're ready be here whatever the truth is we just want to know what it is.
Well someone must have been listening to their plea and now congress will be taking a closer look into this mission represented tickets will be spearheading the investigation he is the chairman.
Of the house oversight and government reform subcommittee on national security good morning congressman.
Good morning good morning let's talk about that terrible day August 6 2011.
In -- 22 of our Navy SEALs were killed.
In that when this helicopter.
Was shot down in Afghanistan what do we know about that day.
Well evidently not enough because a couple of years after the event the family still don't have some basic -- There really isn't -- some strange things here we want to give the Pentagon an opportunity.
To formally respond bit.
While this helicopter went down they did recover the bodies but then the families were told that.
The black box was not able to be recovered because.
It washed away in a flash -- -- they recovered the bodies but not the black box.
Then these bodies were cremated yet their family showed me a picture -- some whistleblower somebody gave them a picture.
Of one of the bodies where it was it was gruesome women of the bottom half of the leg was was blown off.
But certainly not in this state -- -- demanded to be cremated and then they also showed me a video.
Which is probably one of the most disturbing parts of this -- a local cleric was blessing the bodies these are American servicemen.
But not exactly the most complimentary talking about and I'm paraphrasing here that the infidels -- him he had to had done these terrible things and so.
-- families that are very worried about this and I think they have some legitimate questions and we -- to get to the bottom of.
So -- now congress is investigating finally about this in fact I should mention that aaron's parents Karen and bill want will be joining us just about an hour from now.
What do you think is behind this in other words -- you -- it sounds like you think there's been a cover up of some -- what will we be covering up clearly the Taliban shot it down.
But this is our what our most deadly event that happened in Afghanistan we lost.
A lot of our America's best including a lot of Navy SEALs.
I want to make sure that the families get the answers to the questions that they have.
They feel like they haven't been able to get the answers to those questions and so if I can help facilitate that if I can help earth that.
Provide them the answers they give them some peace and some comfort and some understanding of what really happened.
But again I think it to be fair we want to -- the Pentagon an opportunity to respond to this.
And now that's finally gonna happen.
Let's talk about another.
Issue which is Ben Ghazi which many people believe that there's been some sort of cover up.
Connected to there are some reports that senator Lindsey Graham says it -- today or at least he in congress.
No where the suspects are or who they are.
But we have not been able to get the go ahead to go and -- that is that true.
Well Lindsey Graham and I along with -- four house members for senators will be sending a letter.
Greg Greg is that I'd see a dead first year -- there reported this.
But did they actually went in and it into Ben Ghazi and have talked to the head of the person who was in charge of bonds are -- -- And that person saying I was there.
But our FBI has never talked to these people and that's just wholly unacceptable so.
Yeah are there are people out there that.
That know something about this yes -- But one of the top suspects evidently.
From from the FBI's list is still in -- got the reporter went in -- sit down and chatting with them for a couple hours why isn't -- FBI doing that.
-- excellent question colonel George Bristol will be appearing in front of congress today there were some reports of the Pentagon hadn't wanted him to talk but now he.
Is going to be able to -- he was part of ask for calm what are you going to be asking him.
Briefing it starts are hearing if you will starts at ADM -- I do plan to be part of that.
Looking -- charges special forces in northern Africa of course who want to talk to them.
Previously the Pentagon it's that he was retired they couldn't find him did have an -- -- have an address ends up he's still on active duty and I don't know how many 35 year.
People have the opportunity there if they can't find it but now they found -- And we were we're gonna get a chance to ask him some questions.
We will look forward to hearing those answers congressman Jason -- -- thanks so much fraud if it's.
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