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Pelosi: We Won't Be Sending Democrats to Benghazi Select Committee Because Fairness
Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 05/09/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT by Kaslin

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner this afternoon saying she would not be sending any Democrats to sit on the Benghazi select committee because it "isn't fair," or something. More from the Washington Examiner:

Democrats say they are concerned it will not allow their party to participate fairly in the investigation, which will involve subpoenas and viewing of classified materials related to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

According to a Democratic leadership aide, Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas without consulting with Democrats. The rules would also allow Republicans to prevent Democrats from interviewing witnesses.

Democrats say they do not want a repeat of the investigation conducted by the House Oversight panel, headed by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., which they believed was highly politicized: “Regrettably, the proposal does not prevent the unacceptable and repeated abuses committed by Chairman Issa in any meaningful way, and we find it fundamentally unfair.”

When should we call the waaambulance? Like I wrote yesterday, get ready for more temper tantrums from Democrats on this issue. This is only the beginning. The good news is Republicans are moving forward without her, as they should.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; demonrats; piglosi; whiners
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1 posted on 05/09/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If I can’t be quarterback, I’m going to take my football and go home.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 4:32:37 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Kaslin

Now would be a good time to vote to send troops into north korea too.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 4:32:38 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Kaslin

Nancy, get over it. Elections have consequences.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 4:33:56 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Kaslin

Pelosi will pay a price for her treason some day.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 4:34:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Kaslin

So don’t send any. When you start to complain about the committee’s conclusions, we can remind you of this.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 4:34:21 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t hear her complaining about fairness when those men died over there.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 4:35:42 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: Kaslin

Where was that fairness when you were shoving Obamacare on the country?


8 posted on 05/09/2014 4:37:02 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 05/09/2014 4:39:00 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Kaslin

Good! Fill the rejected seats with Republican arses and get to work.

And answer every accusation with “They chose this route. Not our problem.”


10 posted on 05/09/2014 4:39:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Pelosi will pay a price for her treason some day.

She won't be going to heaven.

11 posted on 05/09/2014 4:40:13 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Kaslin

Good. when the lid blows off this thing, I want her, and the rest of the dim leadership to watch it from the outside, and explain from there.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 4:41:50 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Kaslin

That is a juvenile response from Pelosi. Is it any wonder we have record numbers of Americans on food stamps when the Democrat Minority Leader acts like a baby? Her district needs to elect a grown up.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 4:42:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: unixfox

Put her under oath, subpoena and ask her about any politically motivated emails between the whitehouse and her about obstructing the committee.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 4:44:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Kaslin
Twenty five years ago Nancy Pelosi was a punchline. NO ONE took her seriously.

Today she's a pillar of the democrat party.

What a nuthouse that party is.

15 posted on 05/09/2014 4:44:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MinuteGal; WildHighlander57; maggief

Pussloski is digging the hole deeper ..... Has she yet figured out how she’s going to get out of it ?


16 posted on 05/09/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Kaslin

good, we can get the hearings done in half the time.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 4:45:25 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin

When anybody uses the word “fair” in an argument they have no facts or logic on their side. Fairness is what is fair in the eye of the beholder. I only hear liberals using the word fair. Liberals use the word “fair” whenever they are screwing somebody out of something. In this case, it is the four dead Americans and their families who are getting screwed by the Democrats in the name of fairness.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 4:45:33 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Kaslin
Better none than Cummings. He is a partisan bully liar, like Pelosi.

vaudine

19 posted on 05/09/2014 4:45:49 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Kaslin

is there where Gowdy says - we won, get over it? (paraphrasing O)


20 posted on 05/09/2014 4:45:49 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Pelosi, unlike 0bamacare the Benghazi select committee is going to find out what happened for the American people so they’ll know what 0bama, Clinton, Reid and you have not told us.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 4:47:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Your attention please! Will the honourable Louis Goehmert and Tom Cotton please report to the select committee on Benghazi . . . your attendance is requested to take the place of the scum-sucking obfuscating Democrat dishonourable Benedict Arnolds . . . Thank you!”


22 posted on 05/09/2014 4:47:51 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Kaslin

We're Dims...we make our own rules!


23 posted on 05/09/2014 4:47:57 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Kaslin
Wasn't Team Obama FIRST to politicize the Benghazi terrorist attack so as to SOFTEN the political impact on 0bama's re-election bid by declaring it a mere "protest" triggered by a YouTube video made by someone in America?
24 posted on 05/09/2014 4:48:40 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Triple

Her did actually. He told a repeorter ‘elections have consequences” ;)


25 posted on 05/09/2014 4:49:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Jane Long

trying to delay until after the mid-terms


26 posted on 05/09/2014 4:49:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin
Looks like Trey is going to have an open field!

Touchdown!

27 posted on 05/09/2014 4:49:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

We will now see definitively if the GOP is serious or not. I hope they are. I want them to be. I will withhold trust until they earn it.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 4:51:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Kaslin

Well Ms.Nazi, don’t complain of unfairness when you chose to not participate. You were given a chance.

By the way, didn’t Ms. Nazi have some hearings during the Bush years with something like 9 rats and 3 pubbies?

Where was the fairness then, old hag?


29 posted on 05/09/2014 4:51:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Kaslin
Nancy Pelosi photo: nancy pelosi nancypelosi.jpg "I can't close my eyes."
30 posted on 05/09/2014 4:51:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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32 posted on 05/09/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: dforest

What Pelosi just did is like a group of convicts standing in front of the judge saying “I am not participating in your proceeding.”

The judges (Us) don’t care.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 4:54:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: lowbridge
SF is LOST!.

We need to withdraw.

34 posted on 05/09/2014 4:54:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tumblindice

Every time Nanzi balks, appoint another republican,
or maybe a democrat who’s up for reelection, then
ask her if she would be satisfied with four members,
then three, then two, repeat as necessary.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 4:55:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

ewwwwwww. If my choices were go to prison or sleep with Pelosi or Cummings, prison wins out.


36 posted on 05/09/2014 4:56:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin

Put a family member of each of the slain and 1 person to represent the injured in their place as honorary committee members.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Moorings

Yeah that is what I want to know too


38 posted on 05/09/2014 4:57:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I hate listening to their obstructive shenanigans anyway. The less I have to see and hear their BS, the happier I am.

I am so sick of these people. Same old schtick with them. Different worn out day.

There has to be some secret place somewhere left out there to get away from this crap.


39 posted on 05/09/2014 4:57:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Awesome. I love that.


40 posted on 05/09/2014 4:57:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Kaslin
Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas without consulting with Democrats

She rejects??? What's she gonna do, jail him?

I just got my absentee ballot to vote in California's 8th Congressional District. I voted a couple of times in the past just to vote against her, but Duh, it's San Francisco, and not worth the cost of a stamp.


41 posted on 05/09/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: dforest

This is the Rubicon. The Dems just presented the chance for true justice to win out. If the GOP plays hardball now, we ‘could’ see America be that place again soon. Because it will take down the Dems entirely and leave their powerbase in shambles.


42 posted on 05/09/2014 4:59:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: vaudine

true


43 posted on 05/09/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: LeoWindhorse
A price? What price? Don't leave us hanging! Leave her hanging!
44 posted on 05/09/2014 5:00:10 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Kaslin
That's the strategy:

1. The House Democrats won't participate in the Committee's investigation.

2. The White House and State Department won't cooperate with the Committee's efforts and will refuse to respond to their subpoenas.

The resultant dispute will involve the courts, naturally. But the 1st Circuit is a mixed bag and not necessarily reliable in what amounts to an open and shut case of Executive Department lawlessness.

So, how should Gowdy and the Republican House respond to the situation...???

45 posted on 05/09/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT by okie01
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To: morphing libertarian
"good, we can get the hearings done in half the time"

Yes, this is a very, very good thing.

Won't have to worry about the Dim grandstanding, disruption and LEAKS of strategy and evidence.

It will be alot more fun to see Dims surprised by some blockbuster revelation in Testimony they didn't know was coming.

How cool.

Of course this is also a strong signal the Hut will not release anything. No email. No docs.

No testimony.

GOP needs a whistleblower.

46 posted on 05/09/2014 5:01:24 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Kaslin

That is OK. Liars are not welcome a this hearing.


47 posted on 05/09/2014 5:01:51 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I propose that we rename the Democratic congress critters the “Chain Gang.”

At least it will get them used to the sound of it for future purposes . . .


48 posted on 05/09/2014 5:01:52 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: kingattax

Nazi Pelosi set up a Select Committee in 2007 with 9 Drats and 6 Rs. You remember that Nazi?


49 posted on 05/09/2014 5:02:17 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: okie01

By sending the Sgt at arms out to round up and jail non compliers as is the lay/constitutional authority.

ALL OF THEM.


50 posted on 05/09/2014 5:02:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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