Skip to comments.Pelosi: We Won't Be Sending Democrats to Benghazi Select Committee Because Fairness
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.
If I can’t be quarterback, I’m going to take my football and go home.
Now would be a good time to vote to send troops into north korea too.
Nancy, get over it. Elections have consequences.
Pelosi will pay a price for her treason some day.
So don’t send any. When you start to complain about the committee’s conclusions, we can remind you of this.
Didn’t hear her complaining about fairness when those men died over there.
Where was that fairness when you were shoving Obamacare on the country?
Good! Fill the rejected seats with Republican arses and get to work.
And answer every accusation with “They chose this route. Not our problem.”
She won't be going to heaven.
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.
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.
Put her under oath, subpoena and ask her about any politically motivated emails between the whitehouse and her about obstructing the committee.
Today she's a pillar of the democrat party.
What a nuthouse that party is.
Pussloski is digging the hole deeper ..... Has she yet figured out how she’s going to get out of it ?
good, we can get the hearings done in half the time.
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.
is there where Gowdy says - we won, get over it? (paraphrasing O)
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.
“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!”
Her did actually. He told a repeorter ‘elections have consequences” ;)
trying to delay until after the mid-terms
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.
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?
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.
We need to withdraw.
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.
ewwwwwww. If my choices were go to prison or sleep with Pelosi or Cummings, prison wins out.
Put a family member of each of the slain and 1 person to represent the injured in their place as honorary committee members.
Yeah that is what I want to know too
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.
Awesome. I love that.
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.
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...???
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.
Of course this is also a strong signal the Hut will not release anything. No email. No docs.
GOP needs a whistleblower.
That is OK. Liars are not welcome a this hearing.
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 . . .
Nazi Pelosi set up a Select Committee in 2007 with 9 Drats and 6 Rs. You remember that Nazi?
By sending the Sgt at arms out to round up and jail non compliers as is the lay/constitutional authority.
ALL OF THEM.