Pelosi protests new Benghazi committee by declining to appoint Democrats to it — for now

posted at 3:21 pm on May 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

You can read the full text of the letter she sent to Boehner at the Examiner. Fox News heard from its sources a few hours ago that she was thinking of appointing a single Dem to the committee, which makes sense. She and her caucus want to show people that they think it’s illegitimate, which counsels a boycott, but they also don’t want GOP members having a field day with Democratic witnesses on TV with no Dems on the committee to push back, which counsels participation. Obvious solution: Partial boycott. Let Elijah Cummings participate, rant about a witch hunt and show trial and “evil tree” or whatever, and leave the other Democratic seats on the platform empty. I still think that’s the way they’ll go.

But for now, we’re at an impasse.

Sounds to me like those three elements in the first paragraph are her demands for full Democratic participation. If Boehner refuses, then she’ll only send one or two members. (I’d be shocked if they skipped it entirely.) But that raises a question: What would Boehner like to see happen here? Does he want a Dem boycott? Does he care either way? They’re going to screech that the committee’s bogus no matter what happens, in which case maybe Boehner figures that it’s better not to have them there at all. Let Gowdy and the rest of the GOP contingent have free rein to tee off on Democratic witnesses. After a few days of that, Pelosi will cave and appoint some Democratic members whether he agrees to her demands or not. I’m eager to see if he calls her bluff here.

Two vids for you. The first is of Pelosi at her presser today, complaining that people are either tired of Benghazi or “they never knew about it in the first place,” which … would seem to suggest that a select committee is needed. The second is the DNC’s first attempt to delegitimize the committee with advertising. Prepare for much, much more of this.



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And here we go…

Tsar of Earth on May 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

She looks crazier by the day…

jimver on May 9, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Democrats are going to do what Democrats do.

Trey Gowdy will go after the truth.

Truth wins out.

Roy Rogers on May 9, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Nancy’s squirming.

There is no way in hell they are going to boycott. Why? Because Clinton and Obama are telling Nancy to get in there to protect their collective asses.

Stick to your guns Boehner.

WisRich on May 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

The Fascist-Democrats sound very desperate to cover Benghazi up. If there’s nothing to it, why not let the GOP investigate and wind up with egg on their faces?

rbj on May 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Meh, scumhag…she always had a higher number when the witch had the hammer.

NO one should cry for her, ever. The story on how she made it big is yet to be written.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

I think Nancy Pelosi starting taking Harry Reid’s meds and vice versa. Maybe the nurse at the old age home has been switching them.

Oil Can on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I love leftist desperado

Exhibit I

Exhibit II

They are scared silly of prosecutor Gowdy.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

tHERE’S NO WAY ELIJAH CUMMINGS (whoops)should be part of it. He lied! He was informed! He participated in the cover up. NO-NO-NO!

Bambi on May 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Flak batteries are firing at maximum rates now.

“We must be over the target”

BobMbx on May 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Fine who wants these Dems speechafying and obstructing anyway. I hope Gowdy points out that the Dems did’t have one Republican allowed to be on the Obamacare panel.

neyney on May 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Harry Reid maintains higher numbers on every committee.

Payback is such a biatch, Nanzi.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Dana Weasel Millbank

Gowdy, who deploys courtroom theatrics on the House floor and in committee hearings, often wears his gray hair long and slicked back and has gained attention for wild-eyed, high-volume bursts of pious indignation.

Imagine if anyone would focus on Pelosi or Hillary’s hair, heh.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Um, they were offered 5 seats…the split would be 7-5, which is more than adequate and pretty damn close to equal representation (especially considering how the media will play up the Dem members on it).

But, why would the minority party have the same number of seats, especially when that party has made clear they’re not interested in finding out what happened there? Boehner should just tell her to pound sand.

changer1701 on May 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Sprayed roach Paloosie strikes again. If she can’t have everything her way, she’s gonna take her broom and go home. She takes hypocrisy to new heights. These Congressional machinations give me a pain where da sun don’t shine, but whut an entertainment it is. When Reid and Patootie die, they will be sentenced to an eternity of telling the absolute truth. While standing on their heads. While submerged in buckets of…oh, never mind.

vnvet on May 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Trigger warnings!

mjbrooks3 on May 9, 2014 at 3:33 PM

#Benghazi

What the hell is wrong with Dems? Every goddamn thing to them is a freakin’ hashtag war.

If only they had the guts to fight the real ones.

BacaDog on May 9, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I love how the scumhag eats words :)

…or stumbles…runs out of words…God, dear, desperado is so schadenfreudig.

Heh “jobs…families”. Choke on your own lies and hypocrisy, on a broom, Nanzi.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Call her bluff. Talk to the empty chairs.

And if she changes her mind later, do not allow an opening statement.

It is not as if the MSM were planning to cover the hearings.

Laurence on May 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

If she doesn’t boycott, how about a condition by Boehner that if she appoints members but doesn’t appoint the full amount, she has to sit in on the committee. I would love if possible.

That woman cannot go past 1 minute of talking points without making herself look ridiculously stupid.

I would tune in just to see her (and Trey) make an ass of herself.

Butters on May 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Let Elijah Cummings participate, rant about a witch hunt and show trial and “evil tree” or whatever, and leave the other Democratic seats on the platform empty. I still think that’s the way they’ll go.

I’d have to set up rules like

“Questions will be directed at the witness(es), and will be no more than 30 words each”

“Any speechifying, in the opinion of the Chair, will result in forfeiture of remaining time for that member. A second infraction will be cause for removal from the hearing and dismissal from the committee”

etc…

BobMbx on May 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Chuck Todd, after Harry Reid, is the biggest mortician on RV.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Have another drink, Nancy. You’ll feel better.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Just announce the start date, announce that they are allowed 5 seats, and we would love to have them there, if they are not chicken. Then start on that date, either way, with their chairs occupied or not, their choice.

And by the way, invite the surviving family of the victims. Let any democrats rant to THEM that this is all a stunt and that the public doesn’t care.

Dirty Creature on May 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Hashtag is pound sign is number sign…

Twitter stock devaluing nicely…

mjbrooks3 on May 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

NO, and that should make you very nervous.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Gowdy, who deploys courtroom theatrics on the House floor and in committee hearings, often wears his gray hair long and slicked back and has gained attention for wild-eyed, high-volume bursts of pious indignation.

Related to Ted Kennedy, eh?

BobMbx on May 9, 2014 at 3:37 PM

It was also fundamentally unfair how the Unaffordable Care Act was forced down the throats of the American people without a single Republican vote, and it had to be passed before the American people knew what was in it.

Being in the minority sucks. Embrace the suck, Nancy!

Steve Z on May 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

God, she’s one ugly broad.

lostmotherland on February 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

The first is of Pelosi at her presser today, complaining that people are either tired of Benghazi or “they never knew about it in the first place,”

When she says ” people” remember who she is talking about,
her family, her servants, Marxist terrorists a k a professors, welfare mamas and baby daddys , foodstamp cholos, drug suppliers of castro district, foreigners who don’t speak English, felons rapists and killers in prison, etc etc, you know ” her people”.
only ” peple se dsn’t talk about are patriotic hardworking law abiding American citizens who pay taxes to keep her face stretched an shiny.

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I mean you guys did read the excerpt of that email specifically titled “Benghazi”, right?
And you noticed that there was not one reference to a video in that section, right?
I mean, you read it, right?

everdisodumb on April 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Under Pelosi the Dems have faced reality and lined up in the irrelevant column. No whining about partisanship now.

Willys on May 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Don’t forget this jewel.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM

WE WON in 2010, Madame Minority Leader.

You don’t get to run the table from the minority.

Pony up your favorite Corrupticrat liars and let’s get to the bottom of this.

Good Lt on May 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

And, never ignore this.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

NO, and that should make you very nervous.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Do you think he has your Honey Pot theory in there yet?
And can anyone disprove there wasn’t some black magic involved?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Nancy’s squirming.

WisRich on May 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Something about that phrase makes my gag reflex kick in.

Oldnuke on May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Just announce the start date, announce that they are allowed 5 seats, and we would love to have them there, if they are not chicken. Then start on that date, either way, with their chairs occupied or not, their choice.

And by the way, invite the surviving family of the victims. Let any democrats rant to THEM that this is all a stunt and that the public doesn’t care.

Dirty Creature on May 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM

We could have Trey Gowdy take the place of any Democrat who didn’t show up. Like Clint Eastwood at the Republican convention. Now what did Hillary say Chris Stevens could do to himself?

Steve Z on May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Why don’t you want an assassination of 4 Americans investigated ? What is Hussein hiding and why ?

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Although I hope they do in the interests in moving this thing along expeditiously, Nancy and the Dems are going to regret pretty quickly any decision to boycott this Committee.

For one thing, don’t expect Gowdy to spend time grandstanding on C-Span– nor is he going to allow it for others. It’s more likely he’s going to be taking depositions, as he explained he may do with Hillary! and others:

Gowdy also said he intends to subpoena Clinton, but may not require her to testify at a hearing. Instead, he may opt to have her deposed, saying he can get more information from her. Rules regarding hearings limit the time members can ask questions, he explained.

Indeed. Then when all the depositions are done, the key witnesses can be called in front of the cameras to explain the inconsistencies in their testimonies. About that time, the Dems will wish they’d had somebody around during all that time.

de rigueur on May 9, 2014 at 3:43 PM

“We have to get an ambassador killed to find out who’s running weapons to Libya.”

-Nanzi

Bishop on May 9, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Boehner should say its either 5 members or none.

crazywater on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

What’s up with Pelosi when she speaks? Have you ever noticed that her hand gestures don’t match up with what she’s saying? She looks so uncoordinated. There’s some kind of disconnect going on with her.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Same old tactic. Sit on the sidelines and wait and see what comes out. That way you have all the time needed to formulate a response to the evidence that is presented. Don’t want to reply in real time, on camera, and run the risk of putting your foot in your mouth.
Thats what Hillary did. When Benghazi happened, she suddenly was absent..and then fell and bumped her head and had to wear prism glasses. Poor old gal. Don’t be too hard on her.
Same thing with Holder. He is suddenly non existent.

Mimzey on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

All they can do is create distractions. Each attempt to distract should be met with direct accusations based on the facts so far available. Don’t even address the content of the red herring.

Democrat: “Its a partisan witch hunt!…”

Sane person: “the White House has already been caught lying repeatedly and withholding incriminating evidence. Only a person with something to hide would be against getting to the bottom of this.”

forest on May 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I’d have to set up rules like

“Questions will be directed at the witness(es), and will be no more than 30 words each”

“Any speechifying, in the opinion of the Chair, will result in forfeiture of remaining time for that member. A second infraction will be cause for removal from the hearing and dismissal from the committee”

etc…

BobMbx

Exactly! And adhere to Roberts Rule of Order, and have the Sergeant-At-Arms ready to escort out those that fail to do so.

Gothguy on May 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

It must be nice to be an unaccountable hypocrite.

stvnscott on May 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

“We have to get an ambassador killed to find out who’s running weapons to/from Libya.”

-Nanzi

Bishop on May 9, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Significant addition, really…to Syria…why the ambassador was there on that day, officially. He was also there for an unofficial reason, which s/b investigated too. The media know about it.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

She and her caucus want to show people that they think it’s illegitimate,

…she learned that when she wanted so many Republicans… to help format ObamaCare?

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Well at least she didn’t blame the Koch brothers.

Oh yeah, I forgot. That’s Dingy Harry.

cat_owner on May 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

What’s up with Pelosi when she speaks? Have you ever noticed that her hand gestures don’t match up with what she’s saying? She looks so uncoordinated. There’s some kind of disconnect going on with her.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Botox can’t think :)

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

She’s stupid to boycott. If she were confident, she would behave like a whipped puppy and quietly do everything the Republicans demand. If it’s a big nothing burger, they are clear. If the Republicans look like hysterical partisan twits, they gain some sympathy. If things don’t quite go their way, they can cry foul. But at least they cooperated.

This is a disaster. The Democrats are eating each other over Benghazi. They look worse every day. Pelosi is right that most American’s don’t know or care about the issue, but when they tune in for the first time and see sober Republicans and shrill, obstinate and obstructionist Dems, the Dem image will tarnish.

I think they are freaking. I think there is a lot for them to worry about. The Republicans must keep discipline and act with the utmost professionalism, and they may just take down Hillary, which is very, very necessary. There is no one else in the pipeline for 2016.

Joseph K on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Why don’t you want an assassination of 4 Americans investigated ? What is Hussein hiding and why ?

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Why don’t you?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

She looks crazier by the day…

jimver on May 9, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Here’s some fun facts….

>26.2% of Americans 18 or older are affected by mental illness in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health
>2.6% have bipolar disorder
>1.1% have schizophrenia

Apply these facts to our congressional members as a whole and statistically speaking, one out of four are batsh!t crazy with Nancy Pelosi, er…one person being schizophrenic.

Renee on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

What’s up with Pelosi when she speaks? Have you ever noticed that her hand gestures don’t match up with what she’s saying? She looks so uncoordinated. There’s some kind of disconnect going on with her.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I think she’s moulting. Expect to start noticing lizard like features and a tail start to bulge.

Mimzey on May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Botox can’t think :)

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Yeah, too much booze and botox I guess.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

The thing I find interesting about verbaluce’s spin is that Nancy Pelosi admitted that Saddam had WMDs and was looking to get nukes, yet insisted the US should do absolutely nothing.

Contrast that with her insane demands that Syria be leveled, then her screaming insistence that Iran should be allowed to nuke Israel.

What you figure out is that Nancy Pelosi is a deluded, power-mad and amoral bigot who will say and do anything to hold on to her position.

northdallasthirty on May 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Why don’t you?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Huuuuhh ???
Please explain

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

“… somebody said to me yesterday, either people have gotten tired of Benghazi, who ever he is, or they never knew about it in the first place because it had to be passed before we could find out about it .. or something.” — Nancy Pelosi

J_Crater on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

No questions, Nancy/Democrats? Okay, move along.

Let’s get this thing started.

LetsBfrank on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Haven’t perused the earlier comments but here’s my take.
SanFranNan will see if the Presstitues will HEAL and not propogate the committee’s Q&A video nor audio. If the Presstitutes do as they are TOLD then Pelosi will remain smug and have her Gimmedats throw brick bats at the committee but NOT allow any of the testimony that isn’t carefully screened for content to be broadcast by her bomb throwers.
I’ll wager the Presstitutes do as they are TOLD … after all they have been doing this since 1972 so why change now?

Missilengr on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Still rooting for that “Scanners” moment.

pl0x make it happen.

Murphy9 on May 9, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Do you think he has your Honey Pot theory in there yet?
And can anyone disprove there wasn’t some black magic involved?

It’s not what he can’t prove you ought to worry about, buddy boy, it’s what he CAN. That’s how we do it here in the US of A.

Enjoy, now, y’hear? I know I will.

Dirty Creature on May 9, 2014 at 3:51 PM

There is no one else in the pipeline for 2016.

Joseph K on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Elizahontas is available AND she knows how to go on the warpath against the GOP palefaces.

Bishop on May 9, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Don’t let Pelosi play you, Boehner. Tell her she has until 5PM Monday to hand you the names of the Democrats on the committee. If she does not meet that deadline, announce that no Democrats will be on the committee because they refused to be on it. Then immediately start the ball rolling and get to the bottom of what went on in Benghazi and the resulting cover-up. It’s time to play hardball with the Dems.

Lizzy on May 9, 2014 at 3:53 PM

What’s up with Pelosi when she speaks? Have you ever noticed that her hand gestures don’t match up with what she’s saying? She looks so uncoordinated. There’s some kind of disconnect going on with her.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I think she’s moulting. Expect to start noticing lizard like features and a tail start to bulge.

Mimzey on May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

U guys are killing me. I can smell her soiling herself from my East Coast home. Sweet justice.

gracie on May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

I’m waiting for cries of racism to come in before Gowdy even starts his hearings. C’mon DimonCraps, get on it !

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Why don’t you?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

You still haven’t answered me from the other Tom Cotton/Benghazi thread. You said the committee was not serious or legitimate. I listed seven questions that still haven’t been answered. Why can’t you explain to me why those questions aren’t legitimate or serious? I’m still waiting.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

So which party is obstructing?

The Benghazi terror raid was a cover to kill Stevens because he found out what Hillary and Obama were up to…..

Obama is helping spread terror with US weapons supplied to the Islamists.

The drone strikes are getting rid of the terrorists enemies…..don’t be fooled.

redguy on May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Remember when dubya was president and she went over to Syria on her own and sat on Assad’s lap? So cute.

butch on May 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

No, primarily due to the fact that EVERY agency
in the Executve Branch resisted giving up any
pertinent information….not just to Congress,
but to the families of those killed….

There’s an old saying,

“Do you want to do this the Easy way, or the Hard way”

Democrats only know ONE way to do things…

One last thing. Remember this. THE IRS stated it would take
YEARS to get together the documents that Congress was
requesting….so it’s going to take Gowdy a while….
your comment is truly Joke worthy…

ToddPA on May 9, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Let Elijah Cummings participate, rant about a witch hunt…

Well to be fair, Hillary WAS Secretary of State at the time!

dominigan on May 9, 2014 at 3:56 PM

#ForTheFourMurderedAmericans

PatriotRider on May 9, 2014 at 3:57 PM

So which party is obstructing?

The Benghazi terror raid was a cover to kill Stevens because he found out what Hillary and Obama were up to…..

Obama is helping spread terror with US weapons supplied to the Islamists.

The drone strikes are getting rid of the terrorists enemies…..don’t be fooled.

redguy on May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

No one will get arrested or prosecuted after this committee are completed with their ‘findings’ and they have one big press conference and blame everything on Hillary Clinton.

The American people see right through this bulls^#t.
I’m not sure they will take 2 years of this.

weedisgood on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Why don’t you want an assassination of 4 Americans investigated ? What is Hussein hiding and why ?

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Why don’t you?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

…what I see lately……….is that whatever it is that you have…………it’s definitely degenerative!

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

#WhereWasObama

PatriotRider on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

she went over to Syria on her own and sat on Assad’s lap?

oh yah…lap dance nance

gracie on May 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

#Its3AMWhereWasHillary

PatriotRider on May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

the ads just write themselves, if the republicans had any guts they would put ads on, a variation of Clint Eastwood’s empty chair. e.g. “when it is time for the truth the Democrats are missing”

RonK on May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

I seem to recall that Nancy and her thugs had absolutely zero sense of fair play when they used every political trick in the book and some new ones, as well as a plethora of lies and unkept promises to ram their coveted ‘health care’ down our throats, or as I see it, up our sphincters. My answer to Ms. Pelosi would be : Suck it, Nan…turn-about is fair play… WE WON…

bimmcorp on May 9, 2014 at 4:01 PM

#WhereWasObama

PatriotRider on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Debate prep.

WH visitor log for 9/11/2012:
Three individuals under heading “debate prep” arrived at WH.
POTUS arrived at WH at 4:50PM.

mjbrooks3 on May 9, 2014 at 4:01 PM

No one will get arrested or prosecuted after this committee are completed with their ‘findings’ and they have one big press conference and blame everything on Hillary Clinton.

The American people see right through this bulls^#t.
I’m not sure they will take 2 years of this.

weedisgood on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Didn’t you try to make the claim just yesterday that you were not a libiot?? Don’t Bogart that joint, my friend…

bimmcorp on May 9, 2014 at 4:03 PM

#Its3AMWhereWasHillary

PatriotRider on May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Drunk.

mjbrooks3 on May 9, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Jeese Nancy..stutter much??

Between you and Harry…

You sorry sons-a-bitches are going down hard….

McLovin’ it…….

BigWyo on May 9, 2014 at 4:04 PM

You still haven’t answered me from the other Tom Cotton/Benghazi thread. You said the committee was not serious or legitimate. I listed seven questions that still haven’t been answered. Why can’t you explain to me why those questions aren’t legitimate or serious? I’m still waiting.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

You mean questions that start with ‘Why did this regime choose to ignore‘…?
You’ll have to figure out for yourself why I haven’t answered.

Can you point to a single conspiracy based question in which you have accepted an answer that didn’t support such theory?
Let’s try this one:
Who gave the ‘stand down’ order, and why?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM

The democRATs look just like a bunch of filthy roaches after a good spraying of RAID. Twitching, foaming, spewing, flailing, scurrying around…such a beautiful sight to behold. Pay backs are a real beotch, eh libiots??

bimmcorp on May 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

At 7-5 all the D’s on the committee would have to do was convince one R that the hearings are illegitimate and should be stopped.

I mean if she is right and all, then that should be an easy thing to do… these are politicians, after all… that is their sort of thing that they do…

Her lack of faith in her own party members speaks volumes.

ajacksonian on May 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I’m not sure they will take 2 years of this.

weedisgood on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

…get!…some new shit…man!

KOOLAID2 on May 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

The stall tactics have all ready started. Pelosi, Obama, and Clinton are going make glacier movement look like the Daytona 500.

They will block documents. Gowdy will have to go to court. You’ll never get Obama to say anything on the record.

I can’t wait for Obama, when eventually asked for the tick tock of that evening by a reporter, to say that “I can’t say due to the committee investigation” I

WisRich on May 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Boehner should say its either 5 members or none.

crazywater on May 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

They’ve been offered 5 seats, and not accepted.

The next offer should be 4 seats. Then 3 seats. Then 2 seats, etc…

Thus would Speaker Midas negotiate.

Midas on May 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Boycott, eh? So…

old school on May 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM

THERE’S NO WAY ELIJAH CUMMINGS (whoops)should be part of it. He lied! He was informed! He participated in the cover up. NO-NO-NO!

Bambi on May 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Like Jamie Gorelick on the 9/11 Comish.

slickwillie2001 on May 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM

No one will get arrested or prosecuted after this committee are completed with their ‘findings’ and they have one big press conference and blame everything on Hillary Clinton.

The American people see right through this bulls^#t.
I’m not sure they will take 2 years of this.

weedisgood on May 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

LOL, dude – seriously, maybe you’re not just befuddled by your drug habit, maybe you are, additionally, mentally handicapped to keep bleating on in such a demented obsessive/compulsive way.

Midas on May 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Can’t Gowdy just hand in his report and conclusions now?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

No, because this is not one of Pelosi’s or Waxman’s or any other Dem’s “committees”. THOSE start with the reports and conclusions, and then go looking for the facts.

Republicans believe in evidence first, conclusions later. No surprise that your shrieking Pelosi, who does the exact opposite, is terrified.

northdallasthirty on May 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Elijah Cummings would be a gift to Gowdy. Cummings is a tool of the nth order. The guy is incredibly partisan and will look petty in the presence of Gowdy.

freedomfirst on May 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM

O/T Some news. Tommy Boggs, son of Hale, and brother of Cokie Roberts, gets caught with hand in cookie jar, big time.

butch on May 9, 2014 at 4:14 PM

BTW, does Rezko still have family inSyria ?
It would be a good time to make him sing now ;-)

burrata on May 9, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Who gave the ‘stand down’ order, and why?

verbaluce on May 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Good question. I’ll post the questions again. There’s nothing “conspiracy based” about them. They are all pretty basic questions and are rooted in facts we know, such as the fact that multiple requests for additional security were made. What we do not know is who disapproved the requests and why.

1. Why were we still maintaining a diplomatic facility in Benghazi when the British, French, and even the Red Cross had pulled out?
2. What was Ambassador Stevens doing there, on the anniversary of 9/11, when there was adequate security at the main embassy in Tripoli?
3. Why were multiple requests for additional security in Benghazi denied, and who made that decision?
4. Where was Barack Obama during this 8-hour attack?
5. Who gave the order that the military stand down and not go to the assistance of Americans in Benghazi?
6. Why did this regime choose to ignore the intelligence of those on the ground who stated that this was a pre-planned attack by al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al Sharia?
7. Since it doesn’t appear in any intelligence documents, where did the idea originate that this was a “spontaneous protest of an internet video”?

There’s nothing “conspiracy based” about those questions. They are pretty basic questions that the American people and the Benghazi families deserve answers to.

TarheelBen on May 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Pelousey introduces an old dimocrat ploy to the house of representatives..”Flee-Bagging”! When the truth gets too close they hightail it to the nearest flea- bag motel and try to wait it out! Won’t work this time! The truth is going to come out with or without the dimocrats and I think it is going to be an EPIC failure of Obama, Clinton, and every dimocrat in office!Bring it Gowdy!

Marco on May 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

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