Boehner names GOP members of committee on Benghazi

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is putting together the special committee that will investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, while Democrats debate whether they want to participate.

Boehner named the six Republicans today who will serve on the panel chaired by South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy. They are Susan Brooks of Indiana, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mike Pompeo of Kansas, Martha Roby of Alabama, Peter Roskam of Illinois and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia.

Democrats aren't sure they want to be part of a probe that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi calls a "political stunt." After a meeting today with Democratic members, Pelosi said negotiations with Boehner are continuing.

Democrat Chris Van Hollen of Maryland indicated after the meeting that a Democratic boycott is still possible. He says, "We don't want a kangaroo court." Another Democrat, Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, said, "If you're going to have a hanging don't ask me to bring the noose." But fellow Democrat Henry Waxman of California says Democrats -- in his words -- "ought to be there every day, recording why it's a sham."

Republicans insist the Obama administration hasn't come clean on what happened during and after the attack, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed.


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