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House Democrats weigh role in new Benghazi probe

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 9, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.

WASHINGTON — House Democrats said Friday that before deciding whether to participate in a new investigation on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost at Benghazi, Libya, they want assurances from Speaker John Boehner that the Republican-run probe will be bipartisan.

Party leaders huddled with rank and file in a private session to decide whether to take part in the eighth investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, assault, or whether they should boycott the proceedings. Democrats are split over their involvement in the work of the select committee, which will have a 7-5 Republican edge in membership.

"If there is going to be a true bipartisan inquiry, we'll participate," Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., told reporters after the meeting. "If it's engineered to be a Republican campaign strategy, it's much harder for us to participate."

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carpenterretired says... May 9, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

The only thing about Benghazi not thoroughly investigated is the affect of the two hundred million dollar cut in spending on state department security by G.O.P. congressmen are these congressmen the ones who caused the loss of life at Benghazi?

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GrimReaper says... May 9, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.

Bipartisan inquiry = smoke and mirrors............

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KCSAP says... May 9, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Interesting that all of the sudden the Dems are worried about bipartisanship! I guess their memories run short on their own lack of bipartisanship; can any Dem remember any bipartisanship for Obamacare? Of course not since the passing of Obamacare was the antithesis of bipartisanship which resulted in the worst law ever passed by the US Congress.

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