Nancy Pelosi Leaning Toward Boycotting Benghazi Panel


pelosiHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is considering totally boycotting the Benghazi special committee, or appointing fewer members than allotted to her, according to Democratic aides and lawmakers familiar with her thinking.

Appointing fewer than five lawmakers would be an attempt to show that Democrats don’t fully endorse the committee but still are in place if Republican “tricks happen,” according to a Democratic aide – maneuvers like releasing selective transcripts of depositions.

The California Democrat huddled with her leadership team on a conference call late Wednesday – one day before the Republican leadership plans to pass a bill that would create a special committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi.

Republicans have seven slots on the panel, and Democrats are allowed five members. Pelosi is still considering appointing five Democrats, although sources close to her think that’s unlikely.

Pelosi has made no secret that she thinks this special panel – chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) – is a sham.

In a House Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday morning, she told her colleagues she was leaning toward a full boycott. She was backed by South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the assistant Democratic leader, and Rep. Steve Israel, the New York Democrat who chairs the party’s campaign arm. Pelosi, according to an aide, is consulting with a wide range of Democrats before making a decision.

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  1. From the corrupt Democrat party that lies, falsifies documents, selectively enforces laws, selectively enforces portions of laws, this tactic hardly surprises me.

    So much for bipartisanship. Don’t forget that Obamacare was rammed through Congress with the exclusion of Republicans from the formulation of the bill process.

    This is same Nancy Pelosi that said about Obamacare: “You’ll know what’s in it after we pass it” .

    Despite the passage of 20 months, there remain unresolved questions: Why was security for our facility in Libya inadequate, and why were repeated calls for additional security unheeded and, indeed, explicitly rejected? Was our military response during the pendency of the siege sufficient? And in the days and weeks after the attack, was the Obama administration transparent and forthright with our fellow Americans in describing the impetus behind the attack?

    Moreover, no one has been arrested, prosecuted, or punished for the murders of our fellow Americans.

    For those that have lost loved ones, while they are still waiting for answers, Pelosi plays politics and Hillary Clinton callously and casually could care less.

    What a disgrace!!