Skip to comments.Boehner Names Members for Benghazi Select Committee
Posted on 05/09/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing
The office of the speaker of the House released this list of members chosen for the Benghazi Select Committee:
WASHINGTON, DC House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today named the seven Republican members of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. The Select Committee also provides for five Democratic members, and those names will be released when provided by the House Minority Leader. Boehner issued the following statement:
This investigation is about getting answers for the families of the victims and for the American people. These members have each demonstrated a commitment to this goal, and I have confidence that they will lead a serious, fact-based inquiry. As I have expressed to each of them, I expect this committee to carry out an investigation worthy of the American lives lost in Benghazi. I also urge my Democratic colleagues to treat this tragedy with the proper respect and appoint members so that we can finally, on a bipartisan basis, get answers, provide accountability, and help deliver justice. It is critical that this committee do its work in a focused, timely manner, so that the House can continue to make the economy and job creation its priorities.
The Republican members of the Select Committee will be:
- Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman
- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
- Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
- Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)
- Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
- Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
7 Republicans and 5 Dems... omgawd... i loathe this pos...
. It is critical that this committee do its work in a focused, timely manner, so that the House can continue to make the economy and job creation its priorities.
if we dont have a Nation Of Law.....we have NOTHING Mister Boner!!!
Jim Jordan good!
Where’s Jason Chaffetz?
The Demaggots will appoint Cummings and four others who will all yield their time him.
Not sure what you expected - that 7:5 ratio is about right.
Of the 5 democrats I would choose them from the 7 who voted for it. They’re on shaky ground at home and that might make them decent for the task.
I will expect the RATs to name one each of black, woman, homosexual, handicapped and hispanic. If one of those is a muzzie or some combination of the aforementioned, so much the better.
Great group of Republicans!!! Now...let see who Pelosi appoints from the low life Democrat side......or, who she doesn’t appoint. Me.......I hope, they, the Democrats, boycott the committee, because it is the dumbest move they could ever make for multiple reasons!!! Dems in full panic mode!!! Pubbies, Boehnerm Gowdy....keep it up!!!
yes 5 dems which is 5 too many IMO
and still the dems are whining. They want it to be 6 and 6
nevermind when they were in power it was never equal.
love your tagline :)
Where is Gohmert? Did we just get sandbagged by Boner?
Coincidentally, these same names just popped up on an IRS audit request, and also on a request for FBI files.
Great group of Republicans!!! Now...let see who Pelosi appoints from the low life Democrat side......or, who she doesn’t appoint. Me.......I hope, they, the Democrats, boycott the committee, because it is the dumbest move they could ever make for multiple reasons!!! Dems in full panic mode!!! Pubbies, Boehner, Gowdy....keep it up!!!
Glad he wasted no time in naming the Republican members.
Time for Pelosi to do her job and name theirs and stop the politicking.
she has zero to worry about... there will be 5 Dems on the committee—selected by Nancy Pelosi...
The only one I actually recognize and at this point and trust, other than Gowdy, is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
I agree, couldn’t remember his name. Where is Gohmert?
Pelosi gets to choose. Those 7 don’t have a chance. I expect Ellison will be one of the 5, as a black and a muzzie he will be there to enforce political correctness.