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Benghazi Select Committee Will Have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

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That means Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will reject a request by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that the panel be evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats in order to be "fair."

Democrats are considering boycotting the committee out of concerns that it will be a politically-motivated exercise, although they haven't made any decisions yet.

The panel will be led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).