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Pelosi opens door to Democrats on Benghazi committee
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:47:31 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/06/pelosi-opens-door-to-democrats-on-benghazi-committee/?intcmp=latestnews

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed calls from her party for Democrats to boycott a newly announced Benghazi investigation, saying Tuesday that the so-called select committee should have bipartisan members.

"If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan," Pelosi said in a written statement.

She went a step further, calling for the committee to be "equally divided between Democrats and Republicans as is done on the House Ethics Committee."

It's unclear whether Republican leaders would agree to that request. Republicans pointed out that despite Pelosi's call for an equally divided panel, the breakdown of a prior select committee on climate change, engineered by the California Democrat, included nine Democrats and six Republicans.

Details of the proposed Benghazi committee have not yet been released, except for Monday's decision to name Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as chairman. A formal vote to establish the investigative committee is expected by the end of the week.


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Re: Pelosi opens door to Democrats on Benghazi committee
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 12:49:54 PM »
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"If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan," Pelosi said in a written statement.

She went a step further, calling for the committee to be "equally divided between Democrats and Republicans as is done on the House Ethics Committee."

There are more Republicans in Congress than Democrats.

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Re: Pelosi opens door to Democrats on Benghazi committee
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 01:24:24 PM »
There are more Republicans in Congress than Democrats.

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Bingo.  She should be given just enough democrats that she cannot complain about a lack of bipartisanship, but not so many that they can be disruptive or derail the proceedings.

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Re: Pelosi opens door to Democrats on Benghazi committee
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 02:09:30 PM »

Bingo.  She should be given just enough democrats that she cannot complain about a lack of bipartisanship, but not so many that they can be disruptive or derail the proceedings.

Yes indeed! And the fact that the formation of the select committee is driving the democrats to apoplexy gives me great comfort!
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