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Nancy Pelosi wants even split on new Benghazi committee --- unlike committee she picked when Speaker
Wahington Examiner ^ | May 6 2014 | Byron York

Posted on 05/06/2014 10:03:46 AM PDT by PoloSec

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is complaining that the new select committee on Benghazi will have more Republican members than Democrats. "If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan," Pelosi said in a just-released statement. "The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, as is done on the House Ethics Committee."

The House has not yet voted to create the select committee, although that is a sure thing. Beyond that, Speaker John Boehner has not said how the new committee will be divided between Republicans and Democrats. But it's a pretty good bet there will be more Republicans than Democrats. The GOP holds the majority in the House, and the majority party has a majority on almost all House committees. More specifically, that is the way things worked on the select committee appointed by Pelosi when she was speaker. Sign Up for the Byron York newsletter!

In 2007, the House created a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. As Speaker, Pelosi set up the structure. There were nine Democrats and six Republicans. "The House has a long history of creating Select Committees focused on crucial issues," Pelosi said in a statement. "With a large number of committees exercising jurisdiction over issues affecting energy and climate, the Select Committee will provide the coordination of information on these critical issues."

Now Pelosi wants an even split between the parties. And that is if Democrats even participate. In her statement today, Pelosi said the new Benghazi committee "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." Pelosi seemed to indicate that Democrats will take part in the select committee, but other Democrats are calling for their party to boycott the panel. As it turns out, Pelosi has a record of doing just that.

In 2005, the Republican-controlled House appointed a select committee to investigate the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. Pelosi, as minority leader, refused to go along. "The American people … do not want a partisan whitewash of what went wrong in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina," Pelosi said in a September 2005 statement. "I will not appoint any Democrats to participate in this sham." Now if Pelosi chooses to boycott the Benghazi committee, she'll have plenty of precedent -- her own.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; pelosi; selectcommittee
Pelosi just gushes sleaze!
1 posted on 05/06/2014 10:03:46 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Because Democrats are dedicated to breaking the gridlock in Washington. /SARC


2 posted on 05/06/2014 10:05:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PoloSec

It would be funny if someone said, “Nancy, we’ll be every bit as fair as you were.”


3 posted on 05/06/2014 10:06:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: PoloSec

And she will probably get it.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 10:06:38 AM PDT by BRL
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To: PoloSec

I seem to remember some jack assed big eared worthless POS saying something to the effect of ...

“We won”

Embrace the suck...Nancy....


5 posted on 05/06/2014 10:07:25 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PoloSec

She wants it to be “fair”.

Finding the truth has nothing to do with “fairness”.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 10:07:32 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: PoloSec

We want facts Nancy, we don’t need liars on this committee.

Request denied.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: PoloSec

It’ll never happen, but when the Democrats decide not to participate, an empty chair should be set up at the front of the meeting room with the placard “ranking member” in front of it. Gowdy can then ask the Democrats for their input and receive no answer.

Great theater, but it would make a mockery of the process so we’ll never see it.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: PoloSec

Just as soon as we have a “fair” tax system Nancy.

Fair enough?


9 posted on 05/06/2014 10:10:41 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: PoloSec

What review?

soetoro, as CIC, was clearly AWOL as our people were being murdered, and he still has not accounted for his absence.

Let’s cut to the chase and get the impeachment underway.

Review. What a load of crap.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 10:13:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: PoloSec

I bet Boehner makes it an even split. He was forced into doing this and doesn’t really want any results out of the investigation.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 10:14:24 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: PoloSec

http://therightscoop.com/gowdy-rebuffs-pelosi-the-select-committee-wont-be-evenly-divided-because-elections-have-consequences/

Gowdy rebuffs Pelosi - the select committee wont be evenly divided-because elections have consequences


12 posted on 05/06/2014 10:14:41 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: PoloSec
Leader Nancy Pelosi is complaining that the new select committee on Benghazi will have more Republican members than Democrats Boo Hoo, Psycho Skank!
13 posted on 05/06/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: PoloSec

Is she still flappin’ her Botoxed bazoo?


14 posted on 05/06/2014 10:17:17 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: opentalk

Excellent! Gowdy understands and isn’t afraid to speak up.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 10:25:35 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: PoloSec

She wants an even split so an even vote will block any conclusions.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 10:29:47 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: PoloSec

...and of course, the Republicans, in the interest of “fairness” with go along with Nancy on this. When will the Republicans figure out that they are Charlie Brown trying to kick a football, and the Democrats are Lucy, holding the football?


17 posted on 05/06/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: PoloSec

Out of curiosity, how was the Watergate committee split??


18 posted on 05/06/2014 10:33:07 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: PoloSec

FYI:

Walid Shoebat is going to be on the Michael Savage Radio show in the next hour to discuss Benghazi, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration. Listen local or you can find a link online to listen live.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: PoloSec

Trey Gowdy has already said no way.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PoloSec

She wants the hearings to be “fair”

How about she wants to know the truth? Or does she already and she is going to contribute to the cover-up?


21 posted on 05/07/2014 8:54:59 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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