On Tuesday, four mid-level State Department officials returned to work for the first time since the terrorist attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel last fall in Benghazi, Libya. After the release of a State Department report on the attack, the officials were portrayed as having either stepped down from their posts or having been removed. In the end, the mid-level officials were merely put on administrative leave. The reinstated workers were asked to resume work this week by Secretary of State John Kerry.
In response to their reinstatement, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa slammed the State Department for its "game of musical chairs." Issa insisted that his committee will continue its own investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack, including " how a supposed ‘Accountability Review Board’ investigation resulted in a decision by Secretary Kerry not to pursue any accountability from anyone.”
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer also weighed in on the news, likening Kerry's move to another round of "stonewalling" by the Obama administration: