Skip to comments.Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel (Official Press Release)
Posted on 05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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.
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.
LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR!
Good choice - he is a righteous bad ass.
We need MANY MORE like him!
They will start immediately. We need to fight them back just as hard.
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.
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.
I love the Biden shots.
Every time the speaker does something that appears slightly Conservative, a Republican gets their testicles.
Yup! The media will finally get off their duffs to do some actual work - like digging in Gowdy’s garbage cans.
Probably seeing his speakership fading away and knows he has to do something or he will lose it.
As well he should.
You mean you have a cynical take on this? How dare you!!
I commend Boehner
- for his decision to initiate a Special Investigative Committee, and
- his choice of Trey Gowdy as its head
Very good points nathanbedford. :-)
Lol. Shotgun Joe’s expression is unchanged.
Thank you, Speaker Boehner!
You picked the right, “Right” man!
Great! The subtle humor of the montage creator is evident in the portrayal of Biden.