A bipartisan Senate bill has been introduced to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the four Americans killed during the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D), and several other senators, want the actions of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen A. Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith to be recognized.
“We must never forget the courageous American heroes who fought to serve and protect our nation while terrorists attacked our facilities in Benghazi,” Rubio said. “I am honored to join my colleagues in reintroducing this bipartisan legislation to honor their sacrifices with the Congressional Gold Medal and ensure we never forget the champions who lost their lives in service to our country.”
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“Awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the heroes who were killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi is a long overdue recognition for these brave Americans,” Isakson said. “Recognizing their sacrifice for our country is not only the right thing to do, but also sends an important message of support to their families, as well as to our service members, members of our diplomatic corps and all those representing the United States in posts around the world.”
The 2016 movie release of “13 Hours” shocked Americans as the accounting by four survivors of the attack outlined how the Obama administration failed to launch a rescue mission in the hours after the attack.