Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel
Posted on 05/21/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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 committees 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 didnt 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.
Why doesn’t she name Al-Qaeda to the panel, you know, so it’s a little more partial.
No wife beating mongoloid?
And, I presume, gave them their marching orders:
Question 1: “You didn’t do anything wrong did you?”
Question 2 (to Republicans on the panel): “SEEeee?????”
Can one be found that will seek the facts in that crowd or will they all lie?
I think Pelosi saw the thread about Alan Grayson here last night and aborted the plan.
So much for getting to the truth.Those 5 are there solely to prevent that from happening.
Tammy Duckworth - a blast from the past. Heh.
The D’s by the state they’re from tells me all I need to know.
Yeah, Elijah Cummings is there - read it again! :)
okay, if only one will lead
As a lib once admitted - I don’t seek the truth, I seek advantage.
Linda Sanchez and Elijah Cummings? I guess commies gotta eat too.
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
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.
Cummings brings comic relief to the proceedings. What a doddering dunce.
Watched it on Fox.
Me: Pelosi looked horrible.
Mrs p6: Well, she’s a Democrat.
Cummings always reminds me of an old, early 20th century football.....
Cummings? ??!!!???? Egads....
Wonder who will be picked to fill the 7 Republican spots.
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