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House votes to establish select committee on Benghazi
Fox News ^ | May 8, 2014 | Fox News/AP

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; gowdy; selectcommittee
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1 posted on 05/08/2014 3:52:15 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Subpoena and jail every one that does not comply. Scorched Earth time time boys.

EVERY. Not one or two. EVERY. Including Barry.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 3:55:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: jazusamo

Spring is here, and in Washington the scent of cherry blossoms and congressional whitewash are in the air.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 3:56:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Norm Lenhart

Amen to that.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 3:57:09 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Norm Lenhart

The House needs to open a jail at the Capitol again so it can actually enforce findings go contempt.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 3:58:20 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: jazusamo

Which 7 Dems voted for it ?


6 posted on 05/08/2014 3:59:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jack Hammer

We will see what all that elected ‘lesser evil’ does for...or to...the country. Here’s hopin’ for the best.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 3:59:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Clump

There is precedent for moving them offsite, but under the building again is better IMO. Keep them under the thumb.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 4:00:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Don’t know yet, I’ll post a link to House vote when it’s posted.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
The LSM, the LibTurds, and the DemoKKKRats will be calling it ht McCarthy Committee, I' sure.
10 posted on 05/08/2014 4:02:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jazusamo

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”?


11 posted on 05/08/2014 4:03:12 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


12 posted on 05/08/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo

“....with 186 Democrats voting against the measure.”

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Dhimmicrats not in favor of finding out the truth.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 4:03:43 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Norm Lenhart
. "EVERY. Not one or two. EVERY. Including Barry."

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.

14 posted on 05/08/2014 4:04:44 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: GeronL

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.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 4:05:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SandRat

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?


16 posted on 05/08/2014 4:05:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SandRat

Remind them Joe was right ;)


17 posted on 05/08/2014 4:05:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

If Gowdy gets tough, bonehead will shut it down


18 posted on 05/08/2014 4:06:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo

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.


19 posted on 05/08/2014 4:06:50 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Truth29

No, we need people with principle and the will to wield it like a hammer.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 4:06:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: jazusamo

OK you honorable congressmen/women, there is no turning back.

Full speed ahead unto the truth!


21 posted on 05/08/2014 4:07:37 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SandRat

I hope so because McCarthy was dead on the mark.


22 posted on 05/08/2014 4:08:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
"186 Democrats voting against the measure"

Those dems must be confident there are very few Americans in their districts.

 

 

23 posted on 05/08/2014 4:08:50 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: GeronL

Wait till the Dems start sounding like Bible clinging tea partiers over the ‘out of control spending’.


24 posted on 05/08/2014 4:08:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Barber
Barrow
McIntyre
Murphy
Peterson
Rahall
Sinema


25 posted on 05/08/2014 4:09:51 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: GeronL

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.


26 posted on 05/08/2014 4:10:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: jazusamo
This should be a good show but even if criminal activity is discovered the process will stop at the DOJ. So don't get real hopes up. If we get the Senate and keep the House it still will not have the power we need. But, 2016 is another matter. If we are lucky to get the Presidency and keep the Senate and House all hell can break loose. Dumping that communists Holder would open the track to jail time.
27 posted on 05/08/2014 4:12:34 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: TomGuy

Gowdy can stop any grandstanding in it’s tracks should he choose to do it.


28 posted on 05/08/2014 4:12:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Logical me

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.


29 posted on 05/08/2014 4:15:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SandRat

“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.


30 posted on 05/08/2014 4:16:36 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: therightliveswithus; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Thanks...

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.


31 posted on 05/08/2014 4:16:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: therightliveswithus

Thanks for posting the Dems voting for it, therightliveswithus.


32 posted on 05/08/2014 4:17:24 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. FReeper “Therightliveswithus” just posted it.


33 posted on 05/08/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TomGuy

25 words or less? You know the Dims can’t count. Any reasonable restriction on the Dims will be labeled as racist.


34 posted on 05/08/2014 4:20:44 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: jazusamo

1 1/2 years too late.


35 posted on 05/08/2014 4:20:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: jazusamo

Good week...the summer of recovery is going to be interesting.


36 posted on 05/08/2014 4:21:10 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And thanks for your comments on them. Well done.


37 posted on 05/08/2014 4:22:54 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: grumpygresh

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.


38 posted on 05/08/2014 4:23:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

39 posted on 05/08/2014 4:24:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


40 posted on 05/08/2014 4:26:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: jazusamo

You’re welcome. ;-)


41 posted on 05/08/2014 4:27:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TomGuy

Great idea


42 posted on 05/08/2014 4:27:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: All

House vote page on select committee.

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll209.xml


43 posted on 05/08/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: fieldmarshaldj

who on the right is running for West’s seat in FLA?


44 posted on 05/08/2014 4:30:21 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: spacejunkie2001

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.

District 18:
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


45 posted on 05/08/2014 4:39:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Clump

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...


46 posted on 05/08/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


47 posted on 05/08/2014 4:42:51 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: spacejunkie2001

Isn’t this called bi-partisan?


48 posted on 05/08/2014 5:28:19 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: jazusamo

Anyone know when the hearings start?


49 posted on 05/08/2014 5:29:39 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: jazusamo

Nice to see my congress critter doesn’t care about the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack.


50 posted on 05/08/2014 5:40:12 PM PDT by matt04
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