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Pelosi: New Benghazi inquiry should be split evenly among Dems, GOP
Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2014 | WESLEY LOWERY

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT by maggief

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday morning that the new committee to investigate the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi being commissioned by the House GOP leadership must include an even split of Democrats and Republicans in order to be fair.

“If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan. The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans as is done on the House Ethics Committee," Pelosi said in a statement. "It should require that witnesses are called and interviewed, subpoenas are issued, and information is shared on a bipartisan basis. Only then could it be fair.”

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Aides to Boehner were quick to note on Tuesday morning that previous select committees -- including a 2007 committee on climate change commissioned under Pelosi's House leadership -- have included uneven majority-minority party membership.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; gowdybsc; pelosi
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1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Yesterday the Democrats were going to boycott it. It’s hard to keep up.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: maggief

Pelosi and her ‘RATs should not be allowed to use “fair” and “bipartisan” in the same sentence.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 7:45:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: maggief

Just as even as all the Dem committees, Nancy.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: maggief

If you have a bipartisan committee, which reflects the party split of House membership, by defintion, won’t such a committee be majority Republican? What is she talking about?


5 posted on 05/06/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: maggief

I’m sure John Gotti wanted six mafia members on the jury at his trial.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: maggief

A balanced number of committee members with the chair having tie breaker capabilities would probably make sense. Otherwise the democrats would say the committee is racist and wants dirty water.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: maggief
Hey Nancy. We won. Stuff it.
8 posted on 05/06/2014 7:47:08 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: maggief

Yeah that’s what we need.. a bunch of democrats who’s only purpose being on the committee would be subversion and disruption...


9 posted on 05/06/2014 7:47:10 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: maggief

Obviously, she thinks she is dealing with Trent Lott.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 7:49:03 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: maggief

I don’t recall Pelosi being so concerned with fairness when she was ramming through legislation without giving the House a chance to even read it much less debate it. No Republican input on bills, “deeming” legislation passed and cheering on recess appointments when Congress wasn’t even in recess.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 7:49:44 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
to hell with that bi partisan NONSENSE Nancy!!!

and who would the democracks subpoena BUSH and CHENEY???


12 posted on 05/06/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well the Demonuts need someone on the inside to make sure Obama is informed about every move the committee makes


13 posted on 05/06/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Baynative

Pelosi will propose the most disruptive house members with some big time race baiters for the committee. That tactic has worked well to hamstring Issa’s inquiry.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: maggief

My my. Just yesterday, they were going to take their ball and go home. Now, they’re making demands. Next, they’ll threaten to hold their breath or to run away from home. Democrats.....spoiled little children.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 7:52:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: maggief

Nancy, you must have hit yourself one to many times on the head with that oversized gavel you paraded around the Capitol grounds when you were in charge and betrayed this country.

The fact is that you don’t matter one damned tiny iota of a bit any more. Shut the Frack Up and go sit down. You don’t matter any more.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 7:52:53 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bipartisan is just another Democrat and RINO word for ‘appeasement’.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: maggief

Have dems ever allowed pubs to share power with them when they contolled a hearing? I doubt it.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 7:54:10 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: maggief

You know what? My initial reaction without giving it serious thought or researching House protocol/precedent is that I’m fine with an evenly split panel. We want the truth, whatever it takes to get it and wherever it leads.

Boehner could put Trey Gowdy up there alone with all Democrats and I’d still be confident that Gowdy can handle it.

I reserve the right to give it a second thought.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: maggief

This ain’t the power sharing agreement Tom Dasche and Trent Lott
worked out in the Senate, Nancy.

Go FK yourself Nancy.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 7:54:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Duplicity, as in when they are out of power versus when they are in power. If I were the House Speaker, I’d guffaw, laugh and bellow (maybe an unintentional fart, too) at her naivete.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: maggief

all Pelosi vants is to haave zee peaceful coexzisztence.

Democrats are not equally elected therefore they are not equall in numbers.

I suspect the flash polls looked bad for her and this is the new BS trial balloon to try for “fairness”. Truth is unfair to the liar, pelosit, Obama, and reid are screwed.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 7:56:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: maggief

If the ‘pubs have any brains (big if) they should have only those who have been critical and vocal about Benghazi on that committee. It only makes sense; they’re looking for uncovered information that gets to the truth. Pelosi’s HOR mob is not.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:07 AM PDT by grania
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To: maggief

The Democrats are throwing anything against the wall...and hoping it wiil stick!!! Ain’t gonna work. There is only “One Way” out for the Democrat Party...force Obama to resign. They won’t do it!!! So.....come the mid-term elections in November, 2014, Democrats will be destroyed politically. Fact is: the quicker they broom Obama....the easier it will be on the entire party!!! But......they are just too plain dumb to realize it!!! Politically....things are only going to get worse for them with each passing day!!! Dummies!!!


24 posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: maggief
Boo-hoo, it's just not 'fair'.
25 posted on 05/06/2014 7:58:25 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: maggief

They told Trey Gowdy about this during a live interview on Fox this morning and he literally laughed.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 7:58:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: maggief
Trey Goudy said NO!, not going to happen, on Fox News this morning. It will be made up with more Republicans since they are in control of the House. He said obviously Nancy Pelosi can't do math as well as she could when she was Speaker.
27 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: maggief

When they have the votes, it’s always a flat: “Our way or the highway. If you don’t like it, too bad.”
But when they don’t, it’s “Oh noes, that’s a `nuclear option’!!” and, `Let’s be fair—50/50—after first saying they would boycott.
What a surprise. Why, Nanzi and her Democrats are like Soviet socialists: “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable ..... “.
All the Dems want is to be in a position to continue stalling and obfuscating, simultaneously saying,
“Gee, but so much time has passed ... “
and the Grand Old e-stoopids will probably fall for it.

Deep down the Republicrats really don’t care about any of the issues important to conservatives, including justice here for American servicemen who died due to the Demoblicans’ criminal negligence.
There was a shameful, transparent (for once, the word applies) coverup of the Benghazi massacre and it was tolerated for over a year and a half.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

even split is just a code for deadlocked. Remember it will be cochairs, TWO contradicting reports, a tie means no findings AT ALL.

it is a trap


29 posted on 05/06/2014 8:00:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Well, Trey Gowdy says that ain’t gonna happen. So I’ll go with his statements.
http://therightscoop.com/gowdy-rebuffs-pelosi-the-select-committee-wont-be-evenly-divided-because-elections-have-consequences/


30 posted on 05/06/2014 8:03:20 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: maggief

She thought it over and determined she needs spies in order to keep the coverup going.


31 posted on 05/06/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: maggief
Pelosi: New Benghazi inquiry should be split evenly among Dems, GOP

Golly, Nancy, what happened to the brain-dead suggestion that Dims boycott the inquiry?

*snicker*

32 posted on 05/06/2014 8:06:54 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: maggief

Now Nancy dear, don’t get yourself all riled, we’re going to conduct the selection of the committee members using EXACTLY the same member ratios as would occur if you were SotH.

The pubbies need to pound this point home EVERY SINGLE TIME the Dems whine.

Oh, and then calmly also make the point that these hearings will be extremely fair and non-partisan - held to the SAME strict standards that were used by the committee that investigated the Valerie Plame affair (you remember - the one where NOT A SINGLE AMERICAN was killed)...


33 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You know what? My initial reaction without giving it serious thought or researching House protocol/precedent is that I’m fine with an evenly split panel. We want the truth, whatever it takes to get it and wherever it leads.

Boehner could put Trey Gowdy up there alone with all Democrats and I’d still be confident that Gowdy can handle it.

I reserve the right to give it a second


When democrats were in power, did they split the committee 50/50? We should be as fair as they were.


34 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:36 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: maggief

Hey Nancy your nursing home bed is waiting.


35 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:38 AM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: maggief

Thank God for Gowdy. The “usual crowd” of eGOP would go for this. It would give their fecklessness cover.


36 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:55 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: maggief

Nancy, elections have consequences. Haven’t you heard?


37 posted on 05/06/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: maggief

Hey, Nancy! There are “independents”, aren’t there? Why should they be shut out. If representation isn’t the measure to use for filling the committee, we should have an equal number of independents too! What? That doesn’t make sense? You’re right... it doesn’t.


38 posted on 05/06/2014 8:10:01 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Embrace the suck.


39 posted on 05/06/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: maggief
“If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan. The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans as is done on the House Ethics Committee," Pelosi said in a statement.

Truly bipartisan, Nancy?
Like the "internal" inquiries into the CIA, the Justice Department, the FBI, the BLM, the leaks of tax information and contributions illegally released to the angry negro at the Benghazi hearings? The Mexican gunrunning, etc., etc.?

40 posted on 05/06/2014 8:11:31 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Baynative

How would it make sense? This is a House committee, and the majority of the House is GOP.


41 posted on 05/06/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT by livius
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To: maggief

Nazi Pelousy’s idea of fairness is having enough Rats on the panel to totally disrupt it’s activities.


42 posted on 05/06/2014 8:13:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Nancy .... just Embrace The Suck. BTTT
43 posted on 05/06/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: longtermmemmory

No co-chairs. One chairman - Trey Gowdy. One ranking minority member. Chairman is the tie-breaker.


44 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:05 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: maggief

Split like her personality.


45 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:50 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: All

Is Tom Donilon the key to Benghazigate?

http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/is_tom_donilon_the_key_to_benghazigate.html


46 posted on 05/06/2014 8:17:22 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: livius

Rats are on to put CBC members on the committee so they can scream racism at every turn.


47 posted on 05/06/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
That's dumb. No point having the hearings. The conclusions will be evenly split. Guaranteed.
Progressive rule bending games...

The party in power gets one more member than the opposition.
Dimbulb precedent.
Dimbulb rules.

Deal with it!!

48 posted on 05/06/2014 8:17:42 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: CMailBag
Obviously, she thinks she is dealing with Trent Lott.

Boehner is different?

Gowdy is no fool, but Boehner is. Don't know why he decided to appoint a real leader to head the committee, but I bet it had something to do with a primary.

49 posted on 05/06/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: maggief

Trying to bury it.


50 posted on 05/06/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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