Skip to comments.Pelosi protests new Benghazi committee by declining to appoint Democrats to it — for now
Posted on 05/09/2014 1:33:31 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
You can read the full text of the letter she sent to Boehner at the Examiner. Fox News heard from its sources a few hours ago that she was thinking of appointing a single Dem to the committee, which makes sense. She and her caucus want to show people that they think its illegitimate, which counsels a boycott, but they also dont want GOP members having a field day with Democratic witnesses on TV with no Dems on the committee to push back, which counsels participation. Obvious solution: Partial boycott. Let Elijah Cummings participate, rant about a witch hunt and show trial and evil tree or whatever, and leave the other Democratic seats on the platform empty. I still think thats the way theyll go.
But for now, were at an impasse.
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Someone needs to dump a bucket of water on her.
What... It worked on her cousin over there in Oz.
This is a great development. The democrats will do nothing but gum up the process anyway.
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At least by not adding them, Pelosi is actually removing any potential leaks from the committee to the Press to try to get out in front of the new email doc dump that just came out.
When the House was investigating former President Clinton it was arranged that the collected evidence was placed in a secure room in the Capital.
All members of the committee, Henry Hyde being the chairman, had access to these records.
Not a single democrat on the committee reviewed these records. Not one - not Barney, not Zoe, ...
Vacant Lott and others of the GOP Senate leadership??? can explain the rest of the story.
P’s going passive-agressive now.
Chicken dance song - her favorite theme song when out of power.
The Benghazi committee is “illegitimate” and we’ll prove it by not placing any democrat on the commttee.
But Obamacare is legitimate and in fact is “settled law”, though not ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted for it.
Can’t stand these friggin liberal dem hypocrits!
Look like old Nancy is playing politics with the death of 3 American heroes and a dead, corrupt ambassador.
Pelosi and the Party of Corruption — taking a stand for their core principals.
At least Valerie Plame is alive.
The democrat party is a criminal organization cleverly disguised as a political party.
I could eat a can of alphabet soup and poop a better argument than she makes !
Oh yes, please, let Cummings be the only dem. Pleeeeze!
Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi want transparency here?
No, I want to see
More come to mind
Are Pelosi and Reid twins?
I’m trying to think of any Dem who would be able to deal with truth and facts on the matter. Every argument I hear coming from Dems is to avoid the subject; to say it has already been investigated; to label it as a political “witch hunt.” Well, I reckon political cover ups beget political witch hunts.
Benghazi is political murder.
Democrats NEED to be on this committee to gum it up and deflect the path of investigation from themselves. That fat blowhard Cummings WILL be a member bank on it. He has to be there to get a heads up on what they have on him - remember the Emails show he was part of the cover up.
Fine and dandy. The less influence or involvement pelosi has, the greater the chance we’ll find out the truth!
Yes. It was political murder.
and everyone knows it.
To avoid it makes it worse, ESPECIALLY for POTUS, who USED that murder as a foil for a lie to get elected. And with CNN’s Crowley’s help.
May God send his archangels to tangle their tongues and cause them to forget their words, smear their makeup, lose money on Wall Street, and be betrayed at their core levels.
Cool. A hearing without a lot of partisan BS and obstruction by the democrats.
I think Pelosi knows this is going to be really bad so if the democrats don’t participate they can claim it was just a Republican witch hunt.
I suspect the MSM will boycott it as well.
The Washerwoman would be interesting.
No problem, run the committee with only seven members.
Well, I’d like to see the committee get to the bottom of this tragedy. If the dims don’t help, put them in jail.
Sheila Jackson would be hilarious, would add some comic relief.
I do not know if Stevens was corrupt or not, but I do know that he deserved better than to be served up on a platter to the islamofacist thugs of the world.
Would he be employed by the Obama administration if he were not corrupt?
Would he call himself “Vile Rat” were he not?
Would he be selling weapons to terrorists were he not corrupt?
But back to my original question.
There is no one, no one at all, in the employ of Obama who is not corrupt.
I was not looking for a fight. What I want to know is why there was no help sent to these Americans in Benghazi?
Was it because to Obama, four dead white American males was a good start?
One thought is that the arms that had already been provided to AQ in Libya, when we were fighting alongside them, would be used to shoot down our own planes.
But there could have been several drones used. Weaponized drones,
I don’t think it’s that no one wanted to make the call.
I think someone WANTED what happened and got caught.
That’s a code word for the Dems. Next time you hear Carney talk about how they’re so willing to respect “legitimate oversight”, you know he excludes anything the House is doing.
Ah whoops, I didn’t mean to come off as aggressive. I’m just a bit testy on this subject I suppose, I apologize for the tone of my response.
Honestly, I believe that the reason these men were left to be murdered is because something was going on there that was it to be found out would be highly troubling.
I do not think we(America) are the good guys anymore, and I do not think we(America) were engaged in good guy activities there (not referring to the 3 heroic men who ran in after the fight started).
Something stinks to High Heaven here, and I have no doubt that it is Obama and anything or anyone he touched.