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Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel (Official Press Release)
Speaker of the House John Boehner ^ | 5-5-2014 | Press Release

Posted on 05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel

Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office

May 5, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.

With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice.  Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come.  His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to lead this panel. I know he shares my commitment to get to the bottom of this tragedy and will not tolerate any stonewalling from the Obama administration.  I plan to ensure he and his committee have the strongest authority possible to root out all the facts.  This is a big job, but Rep. Gowdy has the confidence of this conference, and I know his professionalism and grit will earn him the respect of the American people.”

NOTE: Last week, in response to the release of emails showing the White House was more involved in misleading the American people than previously known and the revelation that the Obama administration had withheld these documents from a Congressional subpoena, Speaker Boehner announced that he was establishing a new select committee to investigate the events surrounding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Ohio; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziemails; boehner; braking; gowdy; johnboehner; ohio; pitbull; selectcommittee; southcarolina; treygowdy
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1 posted on 05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

How long before the media starts trashing Gowdy?


2 posted on 05/05/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: smoothsailing

I believe that we have a winner in Gowdy!


3 posted on 05/05/2014 10:38:53 AM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: smoothsailing
Good, serious choice.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing
Finally !!
It only took 18 months for Boehner to find his backbone !!
5 posted on 05/05/2014 10:39:19 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: smoothsailing
Yeah! Boehner finally did something I can agree with.
6 posted on 05/05/2014 10:41:40 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: smoothsailing

Good news and there’s no doubt he’ll he’s qualified for the task.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 10:41:40 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: nathanbedford

I think we can trust Gowdy, but Boner..not so much. What a weeping, weak kneed disappointment he is. :-(


8 posted on 05/05/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: nathanbedford

Probably the best thing Boehner has ever done.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Gowdy, beware, the hounds of the media are being let loose! He will be targeted by the whores of the left.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: nathanbedford
Say a prayer for Trey Gowdy and let him know we're with him all the way. Four Americans were murdered, and obozo is responsible, among others. Nail the bastards, Trey!
11 posted on 05/05/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT by itssme
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To: jazusamo

And good for Boehner! I can finally support him 100% on something.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 10:44:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

For once a Monday is a good day!


13 posted on 05/05/2014 10:44:35 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: smoothsailing

Stock up on popcorn!


14 posted on 05/05/2014 10:44:35 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: smoothsailing

Let’s hope he doesn’t have skeletons in the closet that can be used to dampen his efforts. I am sure people are looking for private dirt, as well as others who are offering back door bribes...
Let’s hope he is for justice...


15 posted on 05/05/2014 10:44:46 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: smoothsailing

16 posted on 05/05/2014 10:45:51 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: itssme

I pray for Trey.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 10:45:54 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt; smoothsailing

Wonderful! Gowdy has experience as a prosecutor and I think will keep things on track but not in any way the Dems can claim to be partisan.

Also, as far as Boehner, in many ways, he’s from a different generation. One when Dems were actually respectful and pragmatic enough to want to deal with the Republicans. The current Dems, both legislative and executive, seem to believe they have been elected to do ethnic - or at least political - cleansing. Boehner just wasn’t up to handling that, and I’m glad he has passed this off to somebody who can deal with it.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT by livius
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To: FR_addict

Is there a primary election this week in Ohio?


19 posted on 05/05/2014 10:46:03 AM PDT by kempster
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To: smoothsailing

20 posted on 05/05/2014 10:46:11 AM PDT by moovova
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To: smoothsailing

You’re right and it’s about time, it’d be nice to think this is an awakening for him.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 10:47:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

LOL


22 posted on 05/05/2014 10:47:58 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

LOL! That’s great, especially Biden! B^)


23 posted on 05/05/2014 10:48:00 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Sex obsessed prosecutor..

Wooo...I win


24 posted on 05/05/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: smoothsailing

I hope the Dems boycott the hearings. All they would do is obstruct and COA. (Cover Obama’s Ass)


25 posted on 05/05/2014 10:48:14 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: I want the USA back

...four...three...two....


26 posted on 05/05/2014 10:49:46 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: smoothsailing

watch your back gowdy.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Busko

Gowdy, beware, the hounds of the media are being let loose! He will be targeted by the whores of the left.

Gowdy is about to show the Democrats where the bear sh!ts in the woods!


28 posted on 05/05/2014 10:51:08 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: CMailBag

But, if the Democrats aren’t there, then the liberals and the MSNBC crowd will claim it is just a partisan witch hunt. They will even claim, incorrectly, that Democrats were banned.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: I want the USA back

I think he’s going to be the one to finally look the media in the eye and say, “I don’t give a rat’s behind what you think about me.” FINALLY!


30 posted on 05/05/2014 10:53:34 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: heshtesh

He won’t be the milquetoast that was Ken Starr. I think Gowdy will just charge ahead no matter what and probably call out those who try to smear him.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by surrey
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To: smoothsailing

32 posted on 05/05/2014 10:54:41 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: smoothsailing

A good prosecuting attorney in his day. He has an attack dog quality about him. Now if the RINO’s will just get the hell out of his way.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 10:54:53 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Love it!


34 posted on 05/05/2014 10:55:28 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Temujinshordes; All
... I believe that we have a winner in Gowdy!

Yes, Gowdy is great news. I don't have any confidence in Boehner so I'm surprised that he selected Gowdy.

35 posted on 05/05/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Pride in the USA

Finally. Since he’s not running for re-election, he can be the Honey Badger. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0wi7Ugct1w


36 posted on 05/05/2014 10:56:23 AM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Awesome - I put that one on my desktop background - don’t know how long I can stand seeing Soeotoro et.al.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:08 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: nanetteclaret
I think he’s going to be the one to finally look the media in the eye and say, “I don’t give a rat’s behind what you think about me.” FINALLY!

I agree. Let's watch and see who in the media suddenly go quiet. They won't be poking a stick at Gowdy because they know he pokes back hard and might get called to testify.

38 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: nathanbedford

I’ve seen too many hearings in the House and Senate to care much one way or the other here. It has been demonstrated over and over that good men or not, high levels of criminality or not, these hearings turn into a farce.

We’ll see how it goes.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: smoothsailing; Lazamataz

Just for the record, Laz please be forthcoming and say that you did not hit it.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:27 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Bobalu; smoothsailing
We will see how Gowdy structures his committee and what sort of staff he selects which in turn will be reflected in the kind of hearings he conducts. Ideally, the majority of the questioning would be conducted by an attorney who is not a representative whose questioning time extends to at least 30 min. before the Democrats get a chance to interrupt. Such a minimum time is needed to overcome Democrat witnesses' filibustering to run out the Republican's question time which is normally limited to 5 min.

I think the primary interrogator should be not an Elected Representative but rather a professional attorney because the selfish interests of committee members to get face time on television wrecks the whole narrative by destroying its coherence and prevents it from proceeding logically from a beginning to a conclusion. Moreover, the interruption every 5 min. for Democrats to question with the equal time makes it difficult for the lay observer on C-SPAN to make sense of the preceding.

Above all, it would be a blessing from heaven if the Democrats are foolish enough to actually follow through on their threat not participate.

I would assume that Boehner will behave decently, that is, he will keep his hands off the subpoena process, granting the committee broad range of subpoena power and complete independence and selecting staff and procedure of conducting hearings, as far as House rules allow. How much independence Gowdy is able to negotiate for himself with Boehner is critical and we will probably not know what Gowdy had to give up until long after this inquiry enters the history books

Finally, it is not actually the public hearings where the real productive work will be done but in the examination of documents, diligent demands for those documents, tough interrogations, judicious use of limited or general immunity, and deft relations with the press who will be at best passively aggressive and perhaps even openly hostile.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing
PREFECT !©

42 posted on 05/05/2014 10:59:42 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing

LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR!


43 posted on 05/05/2014 10:59:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Temujinshordes
"I believe that we have a winner in Gowdy!"

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Good choice - he is a righteous bad ass.

We need MANY MORE like him!

44 posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:14 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: jazusamo
Poor 'ole Elijah...

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45 posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: I want the USA back

They will start immediately. We need to fight them back just as hard.


46 posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:24 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Great graphic. All the more-so due to Biden looking exactly the same. That guy couldn’t snag a clue with a mile square micron mesh fishnet.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:34 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: All

I love Gowdy, but had this sudden thought.

It is so unlike Boehner to do something right.

I have a feeling he appointed Gowdy in hopes that he would be a ‘lightning rod’ and a huge media distraction from the D.I.A.B.L.O. activities that they will be pushing during the same time... Like Amnesty.

Boehner probably appointed the right guy for the wrong reasons... And hopes that a big, popular, conservative thorn in his side will be destroyed in the process.


48 posted on 05/05/2014 11:01:05 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

I love the Biden shots.


49 posted on 05/05/2014 11:01:15 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: smoothsailing; All

Every time the speaker does something that appears slightly Conservative, a Republican gets their testicles.


50 posted on 05/05/2014 11:01:57 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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