Pelosi Wants Fairness
On the Benghazi select committee.
Nancy Pelosi set out some guidelines for the Benghazi select committee Tuesday, saying, “If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan. The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans.” Boehner announced a 7-5 split – so much for Pelosi’s idea. But then she went off the rails, saying, “The attacks in Benghazi were a tragedy and we join the families of those who died in continuing to mourn their loss. As we go forward, we should always act in a manner respectful of their loss and to prevent future loss of life.” The murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was not a “tragedy” – a car accident is a tragedy – it was a terrorist attack on U.S. officials. And the slew of White House lies about the attack and about the ensuing cover-up was most certainly not respectful of the dead. That’s why there will be a select committee.