Urgent: User’s Manual for Benghazi select cmte for Friday
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Several things on the Benghazi select committee for Friday…
First, a senior Congressional source here tells Fox that it’s expected that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will announce his seven appointments for the panel Friday afternoon…perhaps after all House members depart for a week-long recess (the Senate is in session next week…the House is out…the Senate is out the week of Memorial Day…but the House is in. Whatever.)
So far, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is playing things close to her vest as to whetehr she will appoint Democrats to a select committee. Democrats will huddle on that front tomrorow morning in a closed caucus meeting around 9 am. It is unclear if Pelosi or other Democratic members will do a briefing or if Pelosi may just play it cool…and not do a briefing at all.
That said, Pelosi probably has several weeks to decide whether to appoint members to the committee..or not. And she certainly wants to see WHO the GOP appoints so she figures out how she wants to play her cards.
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