Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi slammed Democrats on Wednesday for refusing to assist the majority in the investigation of the 2012 terror attack.

"Unlike committee Democrats, who believe all has been asked and answered, and who have never made a single document request of the administration during the entirety of the existence of this committee, committee Republicans continue to doggedly pursue getting all the facts regarding Libya and Benghazi," said Jamal Ware, the majority's spokesman, in response to a Democratic letter accusing Chairman Trey Gowdy of diverting the committee's focus to Hillary Clinton.

"To the extent the Committee has had to focus on Secretary Clinton to try to recover relevant portions of what should have been her public record, we would not be here today had Clinton decided the right thing instead of the 'convenient' thing to do was to use the official State Department system," Ware said.

The select committee discovered earlier this year that Clinton had shielded all of her government communications on a private email server, undermining claims that the formation of the committee would merely retrace the steps of several previous congressional investigations.

"We would not be here had Clinton answered a letter from Congress two years ago that explicitly asked about her use of personal email to conduct official public business," Ware added. "We would not be here had she not found it convenient to keep her emails on her server for more than 20 months and only then to wipe it clean after the Committee came asking for records."

Relations between the select committee's Democrats and Republicans have soured in the days since Clinton announced her campaign for president.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee's top Democrat, and its four other Democratic members sent a letter to Gowdy on Wednesday morning blasting what they saw as a dereliction of the committee's duties in favor of partisan attacks on Clinton.

Democrats published a tentative schedule that indicated the committee had planned to hold 11 hearings between January and October, none of which had occurred.

But Ware countered the notion that Republicans had allowed their investigative efforts to lapse.

"The Select Committee has conducted more than 30 transcribed interviews to keep the focus on uncovering facts," he said. "These initial witness interviews centered on State Department and CIA witnesses because they were the eyewitnesses to the attacks and many have never before been interviewed by any committee of Congress."

Witnesses from the Pentagon, the National Security Council and even the White House are slated to be interviewed before the committee, Ware added.

Several of these interviews have been hampered by the government's reluctance to hand over documents related to the Benghazi attack.

The committee said Monday it had not been given a pair of emails in which Clinton and her top aides discussed controversial talking points in late September 2012.

State Department officials have withheld documents on three separate occasions without providing justification, although committee members have twice written to ask why the records were not disclosed.

Gowdy and the Republicans on the committee have long criticized the minority for what they see as a failure to exert pressure on agencies that stonewall their congressional requests.

Democrats have frequently accused the majority of using its platform to weaken Clinton's presidential prospects.

Earlier this month, Cummings blasted Republicans for leaking "doctored" documents to the press in an attempt to smear the Democratic frontrunner.

Gowdy later released a statement in which he instructed his staff not to spend time responding to the minority's public missives.

"If Democrats insist on continuing to write, hopefully next time it will include what they are doing to bring an end to State Department stonewalling and to help the majority enforce subpoenas that have been outstanding for months," Ware said.