Skip to comments.Pelosi: New Benghazi inquiry should be split evenly among Dems, GOP
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.
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.
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Yesterday the Democrats were going to boycott it. It’s hard to keep up.
Pelosi and her ‘RATs should not be allowed to use “fair” and “bipartisan” in the same sentence.
Just as even as all the Dem committees, Nancy.
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?
I’m sure John Gotti wanted six mafia members on the jury at his trial.
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.
Yeah that’s what we need.. a bunch of democrats who’s only purpose being on the committee would be subversion and disruption...
Obviously, she thinks she is dealing with Trent Lott.
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.
Well the Demonuts need someone on the inside to make sure Obama is informed about every move the committee makes
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.
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.
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.
Bipartisan is just another Democrat and RINO word for ‘appeasement’.
Have dems ever allowed pubs to share power with them when they contolled a hearing? I doubt it.
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.
This ain’t the power sharing agreement Tom Dasche and Trent Lott
worked out in the Senate, Nancy.
Go FK yourself Nancy.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
They told Trey Gowdy about this during a live interview on Fox this morning and he literally laughed.
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.
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
Well, Trey Gowdy says that ain’t gonna happen. So I’ll go with his statements.
She thought it over and determined she needs spies in order to keep the coverup going.
Golly, Nancy, what happened to the brain-dead suggestion that Dims boycott the inquiry?
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)...
You know what? My initial reaction without giving it serious thought or researching House protocol/precedent is that Im 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 Id 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.
Hey Nancy your nursing home bed is waiting.
Thank God for Gowdy. The “usual crowd” of eGOP would go for this. It would give their fecklessness cover.
Nancy, elections have consequences. Haven’t you heard?
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.
Embrace the suck.
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.?
How would it make sense? This is a House committee, and the majority of the House is GOP.
Nazi Pelousy’s idea of fairness is having enough Rats on the panel to totally disrupt it’s activities.
No co-chairs. One chairman - Trey Gowdy. One ranking minority member. Chairman is the tie-breaker.
Split like her personality.
Is Tom Donilon the key to Benghazigate?
Rats are on to put CBC members on the committee so they can scream racism at every turn.
The party in power gets one more member than the opposition.
Deal with it!!
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.
Trying to bury it.