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Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel
Politico ^ | 5-21-2014 | Jake Sherman & Lauren French

Posted on 05/21/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel

By JAKE SHERMAN and LAUREN FRENCH | 5/21/14 11:27 AM EDT Updated: 5/21/14 2:11 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — after a heated debate over the issue within her caucus — officially tapped five Democrats to the special committee charged with investigating the Benghazi attacks.

Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings (Md.), Adam Smith (Wash.), Adam Schiff (Calif.), Linda Sanchez (Calif.) and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) will serve on the panel, which is headed by South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy.

Cummings of Maryland will serve as the select committee’s ranking member. The lead Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Cummings has often served as a sparring partner over Benghazi with Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Smith, Schiff and Duckworth have responsibilities related to defense and foreign service as part of their other committee assignments.

The announcement comes after Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) met for an hour Tuesday to negotiate over the probe.

Appointing Democrats to the panel marks a departure for Pelosi, who initially didn’t want to dignify the committee by naming any Democrats to it. Her perspective changed, however, after fellow Democrats said she should appoint at least a few Democrats to sit on it in order to counter claims by Republicans. Some Democrats also felt the party should be represented if Republicans subpoena high-level Obama administration officials, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The committee, which the House agreed to create earlier this month in a party-line vote, created seven seats for Republicans and five for Democrats.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: adamschiff; adamsmith; benghazi; benghazidems; cummings; duckworth; gowdybsc; lindasanchez; pelosi
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1 posted on 05/21/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: LucyT; crosslink; maggief; Nachum; WildHighlander57; null and void

Fyi


2 posted on 05/21/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: smoothsailing

Why doesn’t she name Al-Qaeda to the panel, you know, so it’s a little more partial.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 11:26:56 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: smoothsailing

No wife beating mongoloid?


4 posted on 05/21/2014 11:27:04 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: smoothsailing

And, I presume, gave them their marching orders:

Question 1: “You didn’t do anything wrong did you?”

answer: “No”

Question 2 (to Republicans on the panel): “SEEeee?????”


5 posted on 05/21/2014 11:27:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: smoothsailing

Can one be found that will seek the facts in that crowd or will they all lie?


6 posted on 05/21/2014 11:27:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mowowie

I think Pelosi saw the thread about Alan Grayson here last night and aborted the plan.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: smoothsailing

So much for getting to the truth.Those 5 are there solely to prevent that from happening.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: hoosiermama

Tammy Duckworth - a blast from the past. Heh.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 11:28:42 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: no-to-illegals

The D’s by the state they’re from tells me all I need to know.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 11:29:12 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: mowowie

Yeah, Elijah Cummings is there - read it again! :)


11 posted on 05/21/2014 11:29:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: demshateGod

okay, if only one will lead


12 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Farmer Dean

As a lib once admitted - I don’t seek the truth, I seek advantage.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: smoothsailing

Linda Sanchez and Elijah Cummings? I guess commies gotta eat too.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: smoothsailing

Fox discussing what was said in the hour discussion between Boenner and Palosi. I’m guessing he showed her a couple more emails from the FoI and told her he’d make sure the entire Rat party would be tied in as part of the fall of the house of cards if she didn’t cooperate

Notice where the five are from. All Coasties except the one Chicago rep


15 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: smoothsailing

Pelosi went on to explain that her first choices, Mao Tse-tung, Josef Stalin, and Fidel Castro, were unavailable for the job.

She went on to say how saddened she was to recently learn of the untimely deaths of Mao and Stalin, whom she both dated in her youth.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 11:31:12 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: smoothsailing

Cummings brings comic relief to the proceedings. What a doddering dunce.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 11:31:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: smoothsailing

Watched it on Fox.

Me: Pelosi looked horrible.

Mrs p6: Well, she’s a Democrat.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 11:31:13 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Register COMMIES not GUNS!)
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To: smoothsailing

Cummings always reminds me of an old, early 20th century football.....


19 posted on 05/21/2014 11:31:35 AM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: hoosiermama

Cummings? ??!!!???? Egads....

Wonder who will be picked to fill the 7 Republican spots.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 11:31:35 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

At least she’s military


21 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:11 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: exit82

This will be a pointless piece of DC theater. From Barak Boko Haram Hussein Obama to the witless and useless Hitlery Clinton no one, no one, I repeat no one will pay any price, be held in anyway accountable. No one.

Why don’t they get to the important matters of governance like naming a bridge after some thief—excuse me- congressman?


22 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:21 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: smoothsailing

Trey Gowdy will have no trouble handling anything Elijah can throw at him.

We got it well covered Smooth, you posted this 3 minutes earlier than I did. :-)


23 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: smoothsailing
The Parade of Horribles.
24 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:53 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: smoothsailing

Gowdy will wipe the floor with these light weights!


25 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: smoothsailing
Cummings of Maryland will serve as the select committee’s ranking member.

This RAT clown has no credibility........NO MORE LIES, MR. CUMMINGS:

TELL AMERICA THE TRUTH

Houston, TX - April 9, 2014 - Washington is reeling as Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) true role in the IRS abuse scandal has come to light. Emails released by the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, of which Cummings is the ranking member, show Cummings and his staff communicating with Lois Lerner while the IRS targeted True the Vote for abuse.

"Today's committee action reveals what we knew all along. Partisan politics and the weaponization of government against opponents of this administration is real and continues," said True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht. "Elijah Cummings has blocked the IRS abuse investigation all along. We now see clearly that two branches of government have colluded to target and silence private citizens.

"America has come to a tipping point," Engelbrecht said. "No more lies. No more cover-ups. No more collusion. Enough is enough. Finally, we have a chance for the rule of law to be re-established, thanks to the bold efforts of Chairman Issa and Rep. Jordan."

Engelbrecht added, "We filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Cummings in February. Today we're amending that filing to include this latest revelation. As I have said in my testimony before Congress; I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated. I will not ask Rep. Cummings, Lois Lerner, Barack Obama, or anyone else, for permission to exercise my constitutional rights."

Click here for a copy of the letter from Chairman Issa and five Subcommittee Chairman to Ranking Member Cummings.

Click here for documents about Cummings'interactions with the IRS about True the Vote

26 posted on 05/21/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Dittos


27 posted on 05/21/2014 11:34:13 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: WildHighlander57

That was done last week
Gowdy heads it
And a female fed prosecutor from IN
Rest have legal training except one
All very competent


28 posted on 05/21/2014 11:35:04 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: txrefugee
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29 posted on 05/21/2014 11:35:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Shoot to Thrill.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: gr8eman

“Gowdy will wipe the floor with these light weights!”

I agree.

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31 posted on 05/21/2014 11:36:30 AM PDT by Mears
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To: smoothsailing

Who is the blonde chica?

I’m thinking Tammy Faye 2.0


32 posted on 05/21/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: smoothsailing

Elijah Cummings.......


33 posted on 05/21/2014 11:37:10 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Imagine how disappointed he must be. LOL!


34 posted on 05/21/2014 11:37:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That fat guy with the ham-head from Florida didn’t make the cut. Oh well. He’s used to that, I’m sure.


35 posted on 05/21/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: upchuck

Trey ping


36 posted on 05/21/2014 11:38:27 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: smoothsailing
Nancy Pelosi names Defense Council Democrats for Benghazi panel
37 posted on 05/21/2014 11:38:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: smoothsailing

The dem bluff was called. LOL.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 11:40:14 AM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: smoothsailing

sending in their ‘finest’ racist spinners. The ones that scream over any thing.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 11:40:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: smoothsailing

Lets see we got a black guy, an asian, a hispanic......
One of those Adams has got to be gay....


40 posted on 05/21/2014 11:40:54 AM PDT by mowowie
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Ya, what Up? The dummycrats call this all in the name of liberty? Jokes, are not jokes anymore!


41 posted on 05/21/2014 11:42:22 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: prisoner6

I watched it too. Pelosi looked like she was really rattled by something. I took it to mean her meeting with Boehner did not go her way at all.

It’s gotta be a terrifying thing for her to be reminded that she no longer is Speaker when she wakes up every morning from her dream that she still is.


42 posted on 05/21/2014 11:42:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: prisoner6

Nancy's face is melting, must be Botox appointment time. Her makeup person didn't do a very good job either. Needs a lot of spackle to fix that evil face! And she needs to practice more in front of her mirrors with the hand gestures. They seem a bit off!

43 posted on 05/21/2014 11:43:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: nascarnation

Last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it .


44 posted on 05/21/2014 11:46:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Farmer Dean

Pelosi made no mention of seeking the truth.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 11:46:31 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: mowowie

The Adam boys both talk with a lisp.


46 posted on 05/21/2014 11:47:16 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: kcvl

jeeeezzzzzzz......
I was about to go throw a burger on the grill now i think I’ll just wait awhile.


47 posted on 05/21/2014 11:48:32 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Yep! Adam and Adam. A Duck and two minorities. Lois like she covered the bases


48 posted on 05/21/2014 11:50:10 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: smoothsailing

Hope the chairman has a ‘kill’ switch on Cummings’ mike. He’s gonna need it.


49 posted on 05/21/2014 11:50:38 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: SeaHawkFan

When has that witch ever concerned herself about finding truth?


50 posted on 05/21/2014 11:50:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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