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Nancy Pelosi leaning toward boycotting Benghazi panel
« on: May 07, 2014, 05:46:35 PM »

 Nancy Pelosi leaning toward boycotting Benghazi panel
By: Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
May 7, 2014 04:54 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told her colleagues she was leaning toward boycotting a newly announced committee to probe the attack in Benghazi, according to multiple sources in the Wednesday morning meeting.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she would listen to as many of her Democratic colleagues as possible before a decision is made. But it was clear to several participants in the meeting that she was leaning against tapping Democrats to sit on the panel, which Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will chair. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the assistant Democratic leader, aligned himself with Pelosi in the House Democratic Caucus meeting — as did Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

But there are several high-profile dissenters, including her close ally, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.). Waxman, a former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, spoke in the closed meeting and made the point that Democrats should sit on the Republican-controlled committee to combat Republicans. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) agreed with Waxman, according to sources in the meeting.

House Democratic leadership is holding a 5 p.m. conference call, when the matter will be further discussed. A decision and announcement are not expected until Thursday, after a vote is held to form the committee. Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues are expected to be almost unanimous in voting against creating the select committee.

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Re: Nancy Pelosi leaning toward boycotting Benghazi panel
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 05:59:41 PM »

Boycott it and let the Republican members of the panel beat the hell out of Hillary and Obama and the administration.  They won't be able to sit in on depositions, they won't be able to see the evidence, they won't be able to rebut anything said.

I'm betting she doesn't.


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