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Boehner Stacks Benghazi Select Committee With Legal Powerhouses
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/john-boehner-house-committee-probe/2014/05/09/id/570564/ ^ | Friday, 09 May 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 05/09/2014 2:54:28 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

House Speaker John A. Boehner's selection of seven Republicans on a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other diplomatic staff members in September 2012 reveals a mix of male and female lawmakers who bring a variety of experience and political power to the table.

The committee, which is being led by Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., includes Republican Reps. Susan Brooks, Indiana; Jim Jordan, Ohio; Mike Pompeo, Kansas; Martha Roby, Alabama; Peter Roskam, Illinois; and Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia, reports The Washington Post.

Boehner announced the committee earlier on Friday, including a message on Twitter inviting Americans to "meet your majority members."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gowdybsc; gowdybscmembers

1 posted on 05/09/2014 2:54:28 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Maybe he’s finally serious for once.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 2:56:50 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Remember the committee that looked into the Bubba’s lies to Ken Starr? Where are those folks now?


3 posted on 05/09/2014 2:57:12 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Gowdy and Brooks are pro-amnesty. Roskam will lose to a Democrat if he touches amnesty.

The Democrats will probably complain about diversity. I guess Raul Labrador is the only minority lawyer they could have considered.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 2:58:53 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Smokescreen for amnesty.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 2:59:08 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Dems are going to whine, delay, bloviate, etc.

I fully expect them to WALK OUT one the first day, and call it not legitimate, as this is already the “suggested” meme being laid out on Daily Kos.

Expect the mainstream media to play right along with it, too.

No one wants to be looking for a new media job in the Obama Economy.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 2:59:26 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; Condor51; PhilCollins
The committee, which is being led by Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., includes Republican Reps. Susan Brooks, Indiana; Jim Jordan, Ohio; Mike Pompeo, Kansas; Martha Roby, Alabama; Peter Roskam, Illinois; and Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia, reports The Washington Post.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 3:04:17 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Jonty30

If he was serious he would have appointed eleven republicans and one democrat just to make it bipartisan, That’s what Tip O’Neill Did.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 3:04:33 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Very white looking committee.....

Of course competence is more important than symbolism to pubbies....

That concept is lost on dims....

First word out their filthy mouths will be to play the race card...


9 posted on 05/09/2014 3:04:54 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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10 posted on 05/09/2014 3:05:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: petitfour

“Remember the committee that looked into the Bubba’s lies to Ken Starr? Where are those folks now?”

Hyde is dead. Coble is finally retiring. Goodlatte’s pushing Amnesty and securing the Voting Rights Act, and Lindsey Graham is, well, you know!


11 posted on 05/09/2014 3:07:22 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The writers should always include the number of people that were left to die by obama and clinton.

Include those killed and wounded.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 3:08:13 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Boehner should have put Louie Gohmert on the select committee.
Gohmert is a former judge and the 0bama administration hates him. He would be perfect.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 3:09:22 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: tcrlaf; All
It's a trap..too late/little power.
NAZI won't "approve"; IF they won't come, appoint them,
THEN start the hearing on Monday (05/12/2014).

14 posted on 05/09/2014 3:13:03 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: forgotten man
Boehner should have put Louie Gohmert on the select committee.

Let's save Louie to chair the select committee on the IRS.

15 posted on 05/09/2014 3:14:32 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Hotlanta Mike

RE the
All white” charge to come. Answer with...

“We selected this Committee based on the content of their character and not the color of their skin. To do otherwise would stoke the fires of racism that MLK fought so hard to overcome. We expect the Democrats to do no less.”


16 posted on 05/09/2014 3:18:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

THE CONTROLABLES


17 posted on 05/09/2014 3:21:53 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: forgotten man

“Boehner should have put Louie Gohmert on the select committee.
Gohmert is a former judge and the 0bama administration hates him. He would be perfect.”
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Well, maybe Boehner doesn’t like him either. The only thing better than Gohmert would have been some folks with former military intelligence and/or police interrogator experience.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 3:23:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: tcrlaf

If there are dems on the committee, they will waste time by giving speeches everytime they open their mouths. Hopefully the evidence presented will force them to take the cover-up seriously. I think they are quaking in their boots over this committee.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 3:27:13 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

Gowdy pretty much HAS to lay ground rules because he has to know what’s coming. Just tell them from the outset on camera. Cause a disruption or go off subject and you will be replaced by a Republican. Period.

His Committee, He gets to make the rules. And he BETTER.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 3:43:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh, and if you all walk out, you are all being replaced by a Republican and the work continues. You had the chance to stay and do your job and did not. So it was your decision.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 3:44:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

LOL I’m sorry. For either Party, there is not a “powerhouse” in the bunch much less a “legal” one.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Looks like he’s serious. I wonder what Pelosi is going to come back with?

They’re probably mostly going to be blacks who are adept at screaming “racism,” possibly with a gay who will find some strange gay angle.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT by livius
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To: RIghtwardHo

I heard that Miguel Estrada (who is brilliant, but whose Supreme Court nomination was shot down by the Dems) is going to be involved in some way. That’s definitely a good thing because he is a “powerhouse.”


24 posted on 05/09/2014 3:51:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: cotton1706
and Lindsey Graham is, well, you know!

OK - I'll go first: Light in the loafers?

25 posted on 05/09/2014 3:52:07 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Rosa DeLauro suggested that Dems name just one member to the committee. Wonder who that one would be?
My guess it would be someone with a high melanin count....


26 posted on 05/09/2014 3:54:10 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: Jonty30
I don't suppose lightning could strike twice and he could appoint a Select Committee for the IRS snarl of scandals.

I DO understand the need for this Committee, don't get me wrong!

But IRS has been happening for years and is MUCH worse than Benghazi.

IRS goes to a special Prosecutor, it'll disappear into the 'can't comment on an ongoing investigation' black-hole for at least the next 3 years.

27 posted on 05/09/2014 4:26:04 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: forgotten man
Boehner should have put Louie Gohmert on the select committee.

That's ok. There are plenty of scandals/corruption to go around for all your favorite congress critters to investigate.

We don't want all our star talent to be on one committee. Gotta spread around the wealth.

28 posted on 05/09/2014 4:31:54 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: dandiegirl
If there are dems on the committee, they will waste time by giving speeches everytime they open their mouths.

If you've seen Issa shut that fatuous blowhard Cummings up, I'd say multiply it by ten for Gowdy. He'll know when they're starting a speech and won't let them get halfway through the first sentence.

29 posted on 05/09/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

Thank goodness for Trey Gowdy. He knows it’s their only chance and they can’t have those speech questions or it truly will be a circus. I hope there are no dems on there. I still can’t get over Cummings in collusion with Lerner while he’s investigating her-corrupt to the core.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 4:50:44 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: capydick
OK - I'll go first: Light in the loafers?

Linda's so light in the loafers he could replace Paul Lynde on "Hollywood Squares" and no one would notice.

31 posted on 05/09/2014 4:58:34 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Except Paul Lynde was funny and a national treasure. Graham is neither.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 5:02:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcqNowVkav8


33 posted on 05/09/2014 6:57:09 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: okie01

Boehner should have put Louie Gohmert on the select committee.
Let’s save Louie to chair the select committee on the IRS.
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I like that idea, okie01 !!! Louie is a piece of work and doesn’t mince words.


34 posted on 05/10/2014 3:07:13 AM PDT by octex
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