Democrats Split On Benghazi Investigation

With GOP Congressmen pushing a new invstigation of the Benghazi attack in 2012, Democrats are split in their support:

As reported by the AP,

“Democratic members of the US House of Representatives are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicising.

Party leaders will meet rank-and-file members on Friday to decide the next step after Republicans succeeded the day before in getting passed a resolution creating a special select committee to examine the September 11, 2012, assault…

…The vote on Thursday to create the special committee was 232-186. ¬†Democrats, many of whom face tough re-elections in November, broke ranks and joined the Republican majority….

Democrats are split over whether to boycott the select committee, which will have a 7-5 Republican edge in membership…

…”This doesn’t need to be, shouldn’t be and will not be a partisan process,” Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in a speech on the House floor promising pursuit of the truth.

Democrats have their doubts.

“It’s hard to trust what Speaker Boehner is doing with this new select committee,” Democratic Representative Xavier Becerra, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in a statement after the vote.” ¬†Read more here c/o The Associated Press via Al Jazeera.

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