Minority Leader Pelosi Demands Equal Number of Members from Both Parties on Select Committee
The 113th US Congress currently has 233 Republican members and 199 Democrat members.
House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said the House special committee on Benghazi must include an equal number of members from both parties.
If Republicans accept this they are more foolish than we think.
The Blaze reported:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said the special committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack must be equally split between Republicans and Democrats in order to be fair.
“If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan,” Pelosi said in a statement released Tuesday morning. “The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans as is done on the House Ethics Committee.
It should require that witnesses are called and interviewed, subpoenas are issued, and information is shared on a bipartisan basis. Only then could it be fair,” Pelosi said.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) last week said he would call a House vote on a resolution to create a special committee on Benghazi. He made that announcement after the White House released an email that most agree shows the White House actively tried to downplay intelligence showing that terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, and that it was not a response to an anti-Muslim video.
“These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen,” Boehner said. “In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served.”
As of Tuesday morning, GOP leaders had not released a text of the resolution they will pass creating the committee. But it seems unlikely that Pelosi will get her wish of a committee that’s equally split between Republicans and Democrats.
And, we all know, Pelosi would be just as fair and gracious if she was the House Speaker.