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Pelosi: We Won't Be Sending Democrats to Benghazi Select Committee Because Fairness
Katie Pavlich
5/9/2014 4:31:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner this afternoon saying she would not be sending any Democrats to sit on the Benghazi select committee because it "isn't fair," or something. More from the Washington Examiner:

    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.

    According to a Democratic leadership aide, Pelosi rejects a rule that will not prevent chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., from issuing unilateral subpoenas without consulting with Democrats. The rules would also allow Republicans to prevent Democrats from interviewing witnesses.

    Democrats say they do not want a repeat of the investigation conducted by the House Oversight panel, headed by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., which they believed was highly politicized: “Regrettably, the proposal does not prevent the unacceptable and repeated abuses committed by Chairman Issa in any meaningful way, and we find it fundamentally unfair.”

When should we call the waaambulance? Like I wrote yesterday, get ready for more temper tantrums from Democrats on this issue. This is only the beginning. The good news is Republicans are moving forward without her, as they should.

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Good!  Does this mean we won't have to hear Elijah Cummings have a pissy fit again?

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Hold your horses.  There are no news stories stating what Pavlich states, that Pelosi is definitely not naming any participants to the Benghazi panel. 

The letter Pelosi sent to Boehner does not say that there will be no Democrats on the panel.

Katie appears to be jumping the gun.
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That would be a gross error on Pelosi's part if true.
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It IS funny to watch the Democrats go through all these contortions, demanding this and demanding that, as if they have some kind of leverage to exert.

If they decide to pass, every sunrise yields the possibility that new information may be discovered, and revealed to the public, and the Democrats won't be able to respond except from the sidelines.

They're doing all they can to discredit the panel before it even gets started, but Pelosi knows she's playing with fire sitting this out.
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