Skip to comments.New Dem Benghazi strategy floated: boycott Select Committee
Posted on 05/05/2014 11:08:00 AM PDT by Red Steel
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has unveiled the latest desperation tactic of the Democrats as the Benghazi scandal cover-up comes into clearer focus. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, he suggested that Democrats should boycott the Select Committee hearings under Rep. Trey Gowdys chairmanship. Fox News:
The call for a boycott was made earlier by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." He was responding to House Speaker John Boehner's announcement Friday that the House would vote on a select committee to investigate Benghazi.
The congressman said Democrats should not give the select committee more "credibility" by joining, dismissing new evidence that Republicans have called a "smoking gun" showing the White House politicized the tragedy.
"I think it's a colossal waste of time," said Schiff, also a member of the intelligence panel. "I don't think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate."
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) blasted the suggestion:
King, speaking afterward with Fox News, said this would be a "mistake" for Democrats as it would show they "cannot defend the administration."
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If they boycott, it will be obvious that they do not want people to know the truth about Benghazi murders. It will backfire.
Large photos of the four dead American heroes should be the backdrop for the committee.
Good, I want them to boycott it. It makes them look petulant and juvenile.
Absent. Just as Barack Hussein Obama was on 9-11-2012.
Peter King (Rino-NY), giving advice to the democrats.
Fine if they don’t show up. If they participate it will only be to obstruct, they do not want facts to get out on this.
Truth is Kryptonite to Democrats. They can't be anywhere near it!
Like their voting block.
I bet Reggie would disagree with you on that. He and his Boo (Barack), were doing the Wild Thang!!
How I loathe these people.
Oh they are totally going to ignore/boycott/stonewall/obfuscate. They won’t turn over any documents and dare the GOP to do something about it. The real question is will the GOP do anything. I think 40/60 they won’t.
My guess is we will see a lot of “taking the 5th”
Please Lord, please, give America a victory over those that want America dead. You set a plate before us, Lord. May we have the truth, Lord, please? Amen ... Amen
Obama passed Obamacare without a single republican.
I think we can investigate the cover up without a single democrat.
Just as Fornigate showed how the Clinton administration was bribing witnesses to lie under oath, Benghazigate has shown how the Obama administration was colluding with the MSM to bury negative news items and lie even on matters of national security interest.
I'd like to see ALL the interrogations conducted by Gowdy, Jordan and Chaffetz.
I imagine it is then political privilege of the House Speaker to then select members of the panel ... with or without minority participation. Boehner can just pick then Democrats that they may have over a political barrel or those that he actually thinks may take the duty responsibly.
This is the same stuff they tried to do in several States who’s tides turned from Democratic control to Republican Control, Wisconsin being one.
To the Democrats it’s all about appearance. Whu remembers that Sandra Fluke came to the public attention in a phoney Democrat pretend-hearing in the basement of the Capitol Building?
"What difference, at this point, does it make?", Hillary.
Tyrone Woodss father... alleged that [Hillary] vowed to have the filmmaker arrested and prosecuted.
Hillary and Barry spent American tax-payer money for Islamicist-apologetic infomercials for Pohkee-stanee TV concerning the non-existent relevance of the video to the Libyan terror.
Your schtick isn't playing well here in the environs of Peoria, Dimocrats!
Along with the photos of the 4 dead in their coffins with Hillary Clinton and obama lying to the family members.
Big caption with arrow pointing at them both
It’ s conceivable that if no Democrat joins the committee any one subpoenaed may question the validity of the subpoena. Does a congressional committee with no member of the minority have the power to issue subpoenas. Dems are not stupid and they know parliamentary rules down to the punctuation. I don’t think Schiff said this simply for headlines. There’s a purpose behind the threat to decline to participate.
“What was the President doing, and why was he doing it?”
Just more blustering and bluffing. If the Democrats are unwilling to work, then they should resign and go back to shaking-down old ladies.
The only thing that’s gotten them elected is lying and buying and rigging the vote.
As if it would matter if they didn't take plead the Fifth. Even if there were an outpouring of all the details and crimes committed, nothing will would come of it.
This is all grand-standing and theater.
Sad state of the Union of States.............
Is this the transparent government that Obama promised us when he was running? Why can’t they simply answer the questions posed to them?
Take Obamacare-- Dummycrats loyally marched in lockstep to get it into law, and to defend it.......until the grassroots weighed in.
The grassroots kvetching about lost affordable plans, high deductibles, and no doctors, really put a crimp in the Demos lock-stepping. They peeled off one after the other..... and even started dissing Obamacre and der leader, Obama.
(Sniffle) gone are the blissful days when Dummies marched in lockstep w/ Obama. The grassroots disgust is a real drag on Dims' campaign strategies. (sob)
THOSE WERE THE DAYS Dummycrats' once had fun kissing Obama's *** .....the kind of lock-stepping party loyalty not seen since 1940's era Europe.
As 2014 looms, things are decidedly different. Poor Dummies.
Kinda reminds me of Dr Strangelove, vainly trying to
control his reflexive loyalty to salute smartly to der leader.
That's what YOU think Adam....but what do your constituents---the people who elected you to office---think?
One poll showed 60% of Americans want to know what happened at Benghazi that got four Americans slaughtered.