Pelosi: ‘We’ll See’ If Dems Will Participate in Benghazi Panel
Posted at 6:14 p.m. on May 14
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that she remains undecided about whether to allow Democrats to participate in the special committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, telling CNN she is unconvinced Republicans will conduct the probe fairly.
“We’ll see. I mean, the point is we want to show … how unfair this process is,” she said on “The Situation Room,” when asked whether she would appoint members. “I think what they have in mind is to control the documents, to control the witnesses, come to their own conclusions. We’ll have to make a decision about what the best way is to showcase their unfairness.”
Pelosi said Democrats are divided about whether to participate in the committee, or to what extent. She said she plans to meet with Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio to discuss the matter further, but claimed that, “he’s trying to avoid the meeting.”
“The speaker had suggested that we meet before we proceed with this. We haven’t had that meeting yet,” she said.