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62% of House GOP Now Co-Sponsoring Bill for Special Committee on Benghazi (Hello RINO Boehner?)
Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/9/13

Posted on 05/09/2013 2:05:49 PM PDT by drewh

Sixty-two percent of the Republican members of the House of Representatives--143 of 231--are now co-sponsoring a bill that would authorize a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

The only thing standing between this super-majority of House Republicans and the special investigative committee they seek is House Speaker John Boehner, who controls the legislation the Republican majority brings to the floor for a vote.

"In the last few days the public has learned stunning new revelations about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the Obama Administration’s troubling response in the hours and days that followed," Rep. Frank Wolf (R.-Va.), the principal sponsor the legislation, said today in a letter to Boehner. "Much of this new information has come as brave whistleblowers have sought to right the record and, in doing so, may have jeopardized their careers. Increasingly it is becoming clear that we have only scratched the tip of the iceberg."

While applauding the hearing that House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.) held yesterday, Wolf argued that that hearing actually demonstrated the need for the special investigative committee that a super-majority of Boehner's Republican colleagues now seek.

"Chairman Issa’s hearing yesterday was a positive step forward in the effort to investigate the administration for its apparent cover up of key information about the nature of the attack and its response," Wolf told Boehner. "I appreciate your leadership and that of the committees to advance the investigation to this point.

"However, the hearing also made clear that a thorough inquiry will require witnesses from across government--including the Defense Department, State Department, Intelligence Community, Justice Department and even the White House," said Wolf. "Only a Select Committee would be able to bring the cross-jurisdictional expertise and subpoena authority to compel answers from these agencies."

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1 posted on 05/09/2013 2:05:49 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

” The only thing standing between this super-majority of House Republicans and the special investigative committee they seek is House Speaker John Boehner,”

We in trouble.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 2:09:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: drewh
@johnboehner #SelectCommitteeNOW
3 posted on 05/09/2013 2:09:39 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: drewh

Ohio is a blue state.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 2:11:05 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: drewh

Boehner installed a coat rack in the GOP house cloak room that has a sign that says:”Hang Spine Here”
there will be no investigation
there is no longer a functioning Republican party.
Just the Rove E elites running whatever sham they are running.
Freegards
LEX


5 posted on 05/09/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: drewh

I predict we see Boner change parties one day.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 2:11:50 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: AHerald

Retweet: https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=benghazigate

5th day trending.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 2:11:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: drewh

Let’s git ‘er up, Boehner.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 2:12:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: drewh
Better: @johnboehner #BenghaziSelectCommitteeNOW
9 posted on 05/09/2013 2:13:34 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: drewh

If the GOP does not impeach Obama on Benghazi...then they are just as culpable

Someone needs to run against Boehner in his district


10 posted on 05/09/2013 2:15:35 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: drewh

Might as well make it a two-fer; force Cryboehner through pressure to resign speakership, and then house elects a new speaker to select the special committee under new leadership that won’t cave.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: drewh
The State Department ARB report also failed to reveal that Amb. Stevens was visiting the poorly secured Benghazi mission on the eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in part because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wanted to convert the facility into a permanent State Department post and department officials wanted her to be able to announce that fact when she went on an anticipated trip to Libya in December 2012--just before her planned retirement as secretary.

Come on, Mr. Speaker, let's get this show on the road!

12 posted on 05/09/2013 2:19:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: drewh
Kind of sad and pathetic when eight months after the Benghazi attack and murders, the entire legislative branch and the media has not been able to tell us what we were doing in Benghazi.

What was the purpose of our diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, including it's warehouses and staff?

13 posted on 05/09/2013 2:44:46 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: drewh

Not enough - it should be more like 98%.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 2:46:40 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: drewh

Boehner will only agree if it can be structured to have a meaningless result.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: drewh

You might try http://www.speaker.gov/if you want to email him.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 3:05:12 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: winkadink

OOPS! Sorry! If you want to email him
http://www.speaker.gov/


17 posted on 05/09/2013 3:09:28 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: drewh
Wait until there is a blatant attempt to refuse a subpeona.

That gives more justification for a special committee.

18 posted on 05/09/2013 3:14:42 PM PDT by what's up
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To: drewh

Boehner, this is no time to go soft. Or wobbly.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 3:16:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: SeminoleCounty
If the GOP does not impeach Obama on Benghazi...then they are just as culpable

Sure they are because nothing is going to come from these committee inquiries.

20 posted on 05/09/2013 3:35:13 PM PDT by Digger
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To: what's up

Pickering has been invited to testify a couple of months ago, but declined. Now he’s saying he offered to testify at a different time-Issa denies that.

Wonder what would happen if he were subpoenaed.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/ambassador-pickering-i-was-willing-to-testify-on


21 posted on 05/09/2013 3:38:19 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita
It will be more effective if Pickering testifies later if/when the story gains steam.

If he (or any of the other witnesses) doesn't come willingly there will be more reason for a select committee.

22 posted on 05/09/2013 3:40:15 PM PDT by what's up
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To: randita
Wonder what would happen if he [Pickering] were subpoenaed.

You can assume that Pickering's purpose in testifying would be a.) self-serving and/or b.) obfuscation.

Better to bypass him for the time being. After all, his ARB is under investigation by the State Department's IG and we wouldn't want to interfere with that process, now, would we?

23 posted on 05/09/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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