Skip to comments.House votes to establish select committee on Benghazi
Posted on 05/08/2014 3:52:15 PM PDT by jazusamo
The House voted Thursday to establish a select committee on Benghazi, formally launching a comprehensive and contentious investigation aimed at answering lingering questions about what happened before, during and after the terror attack that killed four Americans.
The House voted 232-186 to approve the panel. The vote breakdown was 225 Republicans and 7 Democrats in favor, with 186 Democrats voting against the measure.
The vote was never in doubt, as majority Republicans largely were united in support of the committee ever since House Speaker John Boehner called for it last week. Unclear is whether Democrats will boycott the investigation itself.
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Subpoena and jail every one that does not comply. Scorched Earth time time boys.
EVERY. Not one or two. EVERY. Including Barry.
Spring is here, and in Washington the scent of cherry blossoms and congressional whitewash are in the air.
Amen to that.
The House needs to open a jail at the Capitol again so it can actually enforce findings go contempt.
Which 7 Dems voted for it ?
We will see what all that elected ‘lesser evil’ does for...or to...the country. Here’s hopin’ for the best.
There is precedent for moving them offsite, but under the building again is better IMO. Keep them under the thumb.
Don’t know yet, I’ll post a link to House vote when it’s posted.
Wait, you mean somebody’s reading something other than the NYT’s or watching something other the MSNBC? Is this possible? Against “no drama Obama”?
I don’t think the GOP really knows how to do this, for years they had fake hearings by Issa designed to fool conservatives, give cover to the left and make sure nothing gets done.
“....with 186 Democrats voting against the measure.”
Dhimmicrats not in favor of finding out the truth.
Good thought, but we are going to need the Army for that and I am not sure that Obama's remade, rainbow, anti-Christian, PC army is up to the task.
I don’t either. I think they will hamstring Gowdy as soon as he makes waves ‘for the good of the country’, call it a day and ‘begin the healing process.’
I do not think I’m wrong but pray I am.
Of course, but so what?
Conservatives get excited, someone makes red meat statements, Democrats call it a farce and nothing happens afterwards.
Isn’t that the prevailing pattern for the past decade?
Remind them Joe was right ;)
If Gowdy gets tough, bonehead will shut it down
If one throws rocks into a pig pen, the pigs that squeal are the ones that got hit.
Which are squealing the loudest with the announcement of this select committee?
They are petrified that this committee will uncover things they don’t want revealed.
No, we need people with principle and the will to wield it like a hammer.
OK you honorable congressmen/women, there is no turning back.
Full speed ahead unto the truth!
I hope so because McCarthy was dead on the mark.
Those dems must be confident there are very few Americans in their districts.
Wait till the Dems start sounding like Bible clinging tea partiers over the ‘out of control spending’.
I made a comment in a related thread a few days ago that Gowdy should require every committee member’s commentary and/or question to be limited to 25 words or less.
Otherwise, we will again see the Dems grandstanding with their filibuster comments and questions.
Gowdy can stop any grandstanding in it’s tracks should he choose to do it.
You simply investigate his involvement and thus strip him of authority to prosecute an issue he is involved in.
And then you investigate his successor for illegal orders from the boss.
“McCarthy.” Cummings tossed that grenade during House debate. It was a dud. And isn’t it grand how the lefties, who are so gracious with other people’s money, are now so concerned about $40 million spent so far on this investigation. The only time they care about spending is when it is for investigations of their gross malfeasance.
Barber <—Vulnerable in AZ
Barrow <—Vulnerable in GA
McIntyre <—NC, Retiring, most moderate Dem in Congress
Murphy <—Vulnerable in FL (Allen West’s seat)
Peterson <—Centrist Dem in GOP seat in MN
Rahall <—Vulnerable in WV in GOP-voting district
Sinema <—Vulnerable in AZ
No surprise 6 of these fear for their reelection.
Thanks for posting the Dems voting for it, therightliveswithus.
Thanks. FReeper “Therightliveswithus” just posted it.
25 words or less? You know the Dims can’t count. Any reasonable restriction on the Dims will be labeled as racist.
1 1/2 years too late.
Good week...the summer of recovery is going to be interesting.
And thanks for your comments on them. Well done.
Have an aid record/log the first couple outbursts and let them slide. On the third, list in detail the previous outbursts and tell them that the next will carry a contempt charge of it’s own.
Alternatively, tell them the next gets them removed permanently and REPLACED by a Republican.
Do like Pelosi. Make the rules. She was not afraid to wield her power.
You’re welcome. ;-)
House vote page on select committee.
who on the right is running for West’s seat in FLA?
There are 6 GOP candidates running, but I’m not sure who gets the mantle of West’s leadership. Carl Domino has the most amount of money on the “R” side. Schlesinger is a carpetbagging RINO from CT who was Joe Lieberman’s opponent for the Senate in 2006 (the one where Republicans abandoned him to support Lieberman when he lost the Dem nomination).
Curiously, the freshman Dem incumbent, who won in a fluke (and under highly dubious circumstances), was so worried about his reelection that he put out feelers on switching parties to save his bacon.
The primary is in late August.
Patrick Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carl Domino (R) - Ex-State Rep., Businessman, ‘10 State Sen. Candidate & ‘12 State Rep. Candidate
Beverly Hires (R) - Nurse, Conservative Activist & ‘12 State Rep. Candidate
Brian Lara (R) - Software Developer
Alan Schlesinger (R) - Ex-Connecticut State Rep., Ex-Derby (CT) Mayor, Attorney & ‘06 US Sen. Candidate
Calvin Turnquest (R) - Ex-Tequesta City Councilman, Chemist & ‘12 State Rep. Candidate
Nick Wukoson (R) - Management Consultant & Ex-Police Officer
No need for that. Just have a fully fueled jet on standby to fly the uncooperative witnesses to Club Gitmo for a few days of sun and fun with their friends.
While there they can partake in prayers 5 times a day, eat a balanced Halal diet while waiting for their chance to be baptized...
thanks so much for the update. I’d love to see the D be one and done. It royally pisses me off that Allen lost.
Isn’t this called bi-partisan?
Anyone know when the hearings start?
Nice to see my congress critter doesn’t care about the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack.