Skip to comments.GOP will start Benghazi probe without Dems after Nancy Pelosi rejects committee rules
Posted on 05/09/2014 6:13:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has rejected the terms of a GOP-created select committee on Benghazi, but Republicans are moving ahead without them.
A top aide to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told the Washington Examiner that the Benghazi Select Committee met today for the first time and plans to move ahead with its investigation, despite the missing Democrats.
"We made a fair offer," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. "We hope they appoint Democrats. At this point, it's time to get to work."
Pelosi, D-Calif., rejected the panel's terms in letter to Boehner that was in response to GOP proposal about the select panel would operate.
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.....
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Gee Nancy, who are you protecting, a Traitor?
Oh bad move Nancy Pelosi.
who cares ? no demoncrats is a good thing.
EFF M, no static at all, no static at all
It’s a good thing. We don’t need anymore corrupt dems like Cummings trying to hide the truth. There’s a stink bomb about to drop and I bet pretty darn quick given the speed that Boehner moved on this all of the sudden.
Coming next, the MSM will refuse to report on what they will label, “a hyper partisan kangaroo court”. Well, several presstitutes have said essentially that.
That’s why FOX has so many more viewers, people actually like to know what’s going on.
They won’t be able to ignore what’s going to come out for long. I’m getting some popcorn!
I hear she’ll be busy at Harvard anyway with some kind of Mass.
Democrat Party obstruction continues.
I want this to be a success, but just seeing people and having people talk about it. It just doesn’t seem to me that people fully understand any of it. The news and Democrats have made it such a joke that people are just not taking it seriously. I hope that people change and understand it soon.
Well, well, well, look who grew a spine.
4 dead Americans who should not be dead except for politics.
I’m afraid everyone involved in Benghazi could admit under oath that they knew the attack was coming, that they knew people would die and that they did all they could to cover it up for the 2012 election and not a damned thing will happen to them.
Boehner should appoint some of the democrats who crossed the party line to vote for the committee to serve on it until he receives further notice from Pull-Lousy
Please tell me she’s going to be ON the altar.
I think Trey Gowdy and the committee as it stands now, can/will do the job. No Dems required to obfuscate, obstruct, throw temper tantrums, etc.
If I remember correctly Hillary Clinton was not sworn the first time she testified. They need to make sure she is sworn and see how her answers change. Especially if they have the evidence that Trey Gowdy says he has.
Again, I reiterate, Republicans need to keep the focus on the Leave No Man Behind aspect of this until it takes them to the next level.
Excellent. This will be an investigation not theatre; we need a real investigation because the DOJ is a joke, and there is no chance of a special prosecutor. I would imagine that most of the work will be done away from the cameras. If they find any smoking guns, there will be plenty of time for a show.
Is it not unfair to deny the Democrat's constituency any representation at all into this important matter ?
When she comes begging to put Democrats on the committee, and she WILL come begging to put Democrats on the committee, tell her she can after she goes on national TV and apologizes for being a jackass to the families of the four dead Americans.
Boehner responds to Nancy’s stubborness, and sings the U2 hit “With or Without You” as he wrings a wet hankie.
Show ‘em that you mean business, Nanzi. Boycott the House altogether. Go home and refuse to vote on anything.
Can’t say I disagree. Just mention the word “Watergate” and eyes light up.
The funny thing is, nobody can really explain what Watergate involved, but they know that Evil Tricky Dickie Nixon resigned so it must have been really bad.
Of course it wasn’t FOUR DEAD AMERICANS bad. The Media is complicit in the Public’s ignorance.
Third Rate Burglary vs leaving four people to die at the hands of Jihadist’s. What difference does it make?
I employ a new Tactic now. In polite conversation, Hillary Clinton is referred to as the Butcher of Benghazi. That leads to questions and answers. Hillary killed four times as many people as the other Democrat Senator record holder Ted Kennedy (Worm Food-MA).
Another Hillary accomplishment, giving her one in total.
Wow, no a$$ kisser Cummings!!!!
People responsible for the attack were discovered and are still roaming free. What has the US done to bring them to trial?
Just how long did it take CNN to get to the Benghazi location? What about the FBI...how long did they take again?
Sheer desperation. It’s been a bad week for the dems, about to get even worse for them.
My fear is that the republicans will ‘bend over backwards’ to appear to be fair. They need to set aside decorum and plow the facts.
But I'm afraid the republicans will have to earn trust every step of the way.
On the one hand, among the many Official Positions of the US Military are to run to the sound of the guns, and - - we leave no man behind. - - - .
On the other hand, the US Commander in Chiefs Official Policy has been, and is now, to Lead from Behind.
Which is the hand that offers the most protection to those we hire to be put in harms way to protect us?
IMHO, the two hands are mutually exclusive.
After THE TRUTH is revealed by Trey Gowdys Select Committee, severe punishment must be meted out that will serve as a deterrent to any future Commander in Chief who tries TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES HAPPEN AGAIN.
To cease to severely punish the guilty, is to cease to have reason for Law and Order.
Currently, B. Hussein Obama is Guilty of Treason until proven Innocent.
No need to flame me, as ONLY in US politics is someone Guilty until proven Innocent.
The rest of us must comply with the Law of the Land: Tell the Truth, accept responsibility for ones actions, and comply with THE LAW.
This is in glaring contrast to what the Obama Administrations, (and the Democrats who still support Obama), Rules of Conduct have actually been for the last 5 years as follows:
LIE, DENY AND REFUSE TO COMPLY.
The choice is clear for the Democrats: seek the Truth with Select Benghazi Committee Chairman Gowdy, or continue to embrace the CULT OF OBAMANATION: Lie, deny and refuse to comply.
BTW, Democrats in the US House: ALL yall are up for re-election this November - - - - .
Tick-tock, Democrats, tick-tock - - - - .
Good it will be easier without their constant obstruction.
The ‘Rats have merely calculated that they can obstruct more effectively from outside the committee.
“My fear is that the republicans will bend over backwards to appear to be fair.”
I agree. Even if they do, the media and democrats (but I repeat myself) will twist facts to blame Repubs for previous Rat intransigence. I swear we cant win with this press, so quit trying and start calling them out on their advocacy.
I wonder if Pelosi got assurances from media outlets they will treat the dens position with kid gloves.
Remember the 911 commission where they had people on the panel who ought to have been out front being interrogated?
I’m going to use that, consider that appropriated.
Actually Nancy Pelosi is too stupid & dull to write a response on her own. Her staff wrote the response and Nazi Pelosi just attached her own name to it!
You are right on!!! The Democrats are in full panic mode!!! They are fighting amongst themselves!!! They know Obama is toast. If they had one inkling of a brain among them....they would force Obama to resign. They are commiting political “Hari-Kari” by their own hand!!! November, 2014 is almost here!!!
I don’t see the hearings turning into a circus if we can keep the clowns from the ‘RAT party from showing up. We also will have a better chance at getting down to the truth of what really happened. The ‘RATS can stay home and screen YouTube videos for their Muzzie pals.
They need to move quickly if they want to attract conservatives to vote for incubant Rwpublicans.
What’s the status of that ethics complaint the lady for Texas (Englebrect?) filed against Cummings?
Trey Gowdye on the radio said, this week, she will be or not be under oath but that it is a crime to lie to congress in such a setting.
I think, essentially, she will be under oath. I don’t think Trey would waste his time
He also said he would question everyone at length, not in five minute sound bites that ehy’re so good at.
This looks, to the propaganda experts, like something the opposition just got their teeth into and won’t let up on. They’re trying to spin it as such.
Pelosi, desperate and confused, is she ever anything else?, opted out of the hearings. For the whole Democrat House.
Maybe no one wants in on this.
But they are missing something. This is, to them, one of Hillary’s cover ups, where she leaves every inconvenient to her survivor holding the bag.
But it isn’t.
Hillary is incompetent. She was always going to fall on her face. I know NYC liberal show people who said as much when she took the Senate seat.
H fooled around. and this is what we have.
But this is an international incident. The dems are so deluded, oh, and so are the ‘Hoover Republicans’ Mark Levin talks about.
The truth of this can not go away. The Chinese and the Arab world, Putin, the Euros, they all know what is going on here, as well as any caring American housewife.
They apologized to the terrorists for causing them to want to whack our representatives, our diplomats, and a cover up ensued.
And then a fifteen month cover up of a cover up on top of more.
It transcends what the mainstream media can do to cover it up, primarily because the inquiry is not designed to be a media circus.
It is to get to the truth.
And anyone who has ever served in the military knows this is a case of not only leaving troops behind, a much worse offense than any single case of a soldier deserting, in my mind, but the highest echelons of the government leaving troops behind, without backup, ignoring pleas for backup.
It’s not so much a military code. It is natural law, and it is in the fiber of our country, and those who ignore it stand out and not in a good way.
So, this will not go away
What rules did the Dems operate under when Nancy was in Charge? Did subpoenas require sign off from Republicans? If not, TFB.
Pelosi is nothing but a stool infused assclown. Needs to be sent home and get another face adjustment.