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May 9, 2014 - 9:35 am

Today, House Speaker John Boehner announced which Republicans will participate in the Benghazi select committee. They are:

  • Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman
  • Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
  • Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
  • Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)
  • Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

In the post announcing the committee’s Republican contingent, Boehner writes that “this investigation is about getting answers for the families of the victims and for the American people. These members have each demonstrated a commitment to this goal, and I have confidence that they will lead a serious, fact-based inquiry. As I have expressed to each of them, I expect this committee to carry out an investigation worthy of the American lives lost in Benghazi. I also urge my Democratic colleagues to treat this tragedy with the proper respect and appoint members so that we can finally, on a bipartisan basis, get answers, provide accountability, and help deliver justice. It is critical that this committee do its work in a focused, timely manner, so that the House can continue to make the economy and job creation its priorities.”

Democrats are still divided over whether to participate on the committee at all.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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They should ask the Democrat legislators in Wisconsin and Texas how boycotting worked out for them.
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"Democrats are still divided over whether to participate on the committee at all."

Like disruptive children in school, we don't need them.
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With the exception of Pompeo, all the R's are Easterners.

Eastern US Republicans are virtual Democrats, so what difference does it make if the Dem's show up?
20 weeks ago
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When you say that about a Republican from Georgia, them's fightin' words.
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Now he needs to publish a list of the most vitriolic and partisan Republicans with a warning that those people will fill any seat not filled by a dem. Maybe that would cause their Pontius Pilate hand washing to stop.
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The committee has an interesting mix.

Brooks and Roskam are quiet, thoughtful and effective in presenting a calm, no nonsense air to the process.

Jordan is a world class wrestler, who knows how to not only escape a hold...but how to score points with a reversal.

Pompeo graduated first in his class at West Point, has the ability to understand field tactics and can uncover the BS about why the stand down order made no sense.

Westmoreland knows the Intelligence world and can uncover the real reasons why so much is being smokescreened and what is truly classified...and what is being buried.

Gowdy is a first class cross examiner.

Roby? Not sure. Don't know much about what she brings...she's female, her head shot is pretty and she's conservative. I admit I don't know much about her...but if she's a link to Jeff Sessions...I'm all for her.

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Per Foxnews.com, the Dems are thinking about sending that really ugly dude from CT as the sole member. I sure hope so.
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