Skip to comments.BOEHNER FINALLY CAVES, WILL APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Posted on 05/02/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
After more than a year of resisting the calls of a vast majority of his conference, Speaker John Boehner is relenting and forming a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and resulting scandal.
The administration's withholding of documents emails showing greater White House involvement in misleading the American people is a flagrant violation of trust and undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built. And it forces us to ask the question, what else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people? Boehner said in a statement announcing the decision.
The new emails released this week were the straw that broke the camels back, a senior GOP leadership aide said. The Speaker was furious to learn that the administration withheld relevant documents from a congressional subpoena. Hes sick and tired of this evasion and obstruction from the administration, and wants a solution to finally force accountability, get the truth, and provide justice.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon had also waged a high-profile battle against an oversight committee hearing yesterday, undermining the notion that the five committees investigating the issue were working together, Republicans close to the matter said.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is under consideration to chair the special panel...
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A Special Prosecutor would be BETTER...but we will take this because we probably wont get that.
Popcorn was just added to my grocery list.
all that will happen is that this will provide a vehicle for whitewashing the whole thing. i seriously doubt the republicans will accomplish anything else here
Boner is heap big trouble with his big eared golfing buddie.
Jim, it must be reelection time.
It’s not a done deal yet!
“In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served,” he said in a statement.
Boehner has long faced pressured from rank-and-file members for months to form such a panel to probe the attacks which killed four Americans including a U.S. ambassador, and until now had resisted. Fox News is told the speaker made the decision Thursday to go forward with a vote. The committee is expected to be bipartisan, and Fox News is told Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is among those being considered to lead it.
The committee would still have to be approved on the House floor.
Krauthammers Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes
NRO May 1, 2014
It is appalling that President Obama never was in the Situation Room the night of September 11, 2012, as our ambassador to Libya and three other men were being attacked, captured, and eventually killed after being dragged through the streets of Benghazi and tortured in hideous fashion.
Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said that he: Could not put forces at risk in order to rescue our men who were under Muslim terrorist attack in Benghazi.
An article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon hit the bulls-eye:
The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.
If Trey Gowdy Chairs the Congress Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, this scandal will prove to be much worse than Watergate.
I like Gowdy, if he's appointed, he's gonna do what we in the Army fondly refered to as kicking ass and taking names.........too bad it took so damn long.
But then again, maybe it's timely.....
He is like a stopped watch...
If Trey Goudy is picked, we will know Bonehead is serious.
If not, it is just a campaign tool by Bonehead and the GOP.
Trey Gowdy is pretty good.
Hillary won’t remember anything......”I have no recall...blah, blah, blah...”
The new emails released this week were the straw that broke the camels back
Not the Benghazi emails obtained by Judicial Watch -- Crybaby Johnny couldn't care less about those -- the emails from Frank Luntz and other Republican pollsters showing that Boehner's Speakership will be in serious jeopardy if any actual conservative Republicans are elected to the House.
Maybe if he cries, Obama will forgive him.
Yeah, more like, “Say hello to your new little friend, Andrew Breitbart”
Gowdy may not be the prince many think he is just a warning .
Immediately afterward Boner called Obama and said “Waaaa! I can’t stop them. It’s soooooooo hard.”
What I find absurd is Boehner’s reason for waiting this long. He was looking for concrete evidence that tied the WH to the video talking point.
Isn’t that the whole purpose of the committee - to figure out what happened?
Trey Gowdy Demands Answers On Benghazi
I missed this video last October and highly recommend watching now to ALL FReepers who have not seen this!
Please watch, if you haven’t yet. Thank you.
He had a fundraiser to get to in Las Vegas. What more do you people want from the man?!
Caves....BS....They found the “indisputable” smoking gun. Hope it’s enough to impeach Obama.
Quote of the year.
Allahpundit may well have it right.
Seems Boehner’s epic resistance to ever establishing a Select Committee, even immediately after the Big Lie of Benghazi was overwhelmed by the facts and witnesses on the ground, drew ire from Republicans at home and in the House.
Boehner then hawks immigration “reform” and further enrages the base of his party.
Now comes the chess. Boehner trades out one of two main issues aligned against him (probably to save his Speakership) to get the other. He gives us a Select Committee.
The return he expects may be more about increased cooperation on amnesty, from recalcitrant House members.
You are correct on Boehner’s seriousness. It’s Gowdy, or this SC is a spin machine arranged to go nowhere.
Who makes the selection of members of a Special Committee? Do they have to be voted on by the whole house after being selected? Is the Chairman of the committee appointed or do the Committee members select the Chairman?
Let us remember that the current scandal about the cover-up, is still not the bottom of the event. The second question is what in the heck were they up to in Libya anyway? Were they running guns to Al Qaeda affiliated groups to use to overthrow Egypt and/or Syria?
What exactly is our foreign policy except to express a hatred of Israel, and to pummel Putin’s chest with sissy fists, yelling, “You Brute! You Brute!”
The title is a bit inaccurate. Trey Gowdy RIPS the media, to their faces (!) for buying the Bamster’s lies.
Trey Gowdy will surely create some major league fireworks. That would certainly be a bold move if Boehner appoints him.
It appears that the timing of the creation of this committee will insure that no conclusion is reached before the election.
The thing that is good, but too late, is of no use.
There is so much scandal with Obama we nee a scoreboard.
“Gowdy may not be the prince many think he is just a warning .”
And outside of sheer defeatism, what evidence do you have to show that Trey Gowdy is not genuine?
Show me the goods....
I don’t disagree with Wright’s notice.
I recently caught a whiff of establishmentism emanating from his otherwise determined persona.
I really hate to see Valerie Jarrett get away with the IRS targeting and Benghazi and F&F. She appears to be as arrogant as BO and the Mooch and Holder.
GOOD! Gowdy is a pit bull. Just what the spineless Pubbie leadership in the House needs!
I was skeptical until read Gowdy leading the charge..maybe this will be more than the usual yawnfest.
Grab the popcorn!
Trey Gowdy leans pro-amnesty.
But that is irrelevant to this issue. Gowdy has the legal experience and the fire in the belly and the stones to get results.
As a minimum, I predict that the result of Gowdy heading the select committee will be that Hillary is not the nominee.
At a maximum, Obama is removed from office. A pattern of obstructionism is realized and Fast & Furious is prosecuted to its proper conclusion. The democrat party is disgraced forever and CBS stops doing the “news”.
I wonder if Bonehead has to appoint a Pubbie as chairman? If not, I would not be surprised if he would appoint that chump Elijah Cummings. Then they will REALLY get to the bottom of it. /s
YES! Trey Gowdy along with Louie Gohmert should be considered for Speaker of the House at the beginning of the next Congress. There are scores of better choices than the worthless (to Conservatives) John Boehner- Ted Poe, Mike McCaul, and many others.
I think Dr. K. is onto something. And Trey Gowdy to head the committee would be good.
Where is the list of who is on this committee???