Report: Issa Opposed Creation Of New Benghazi Committee


House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA), who has been one of the top Republican attack dogs on Benghazi, reportedly opposed the creation of a new select committee that will investigate the 2012 attacks.

He apparently wasn’t alone. The Daily Beast reported Wednesday, citing three anonymous GOP sources, that Issa, House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI) and House Armed Services Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) had objected to the select committee.

Their respective committees have each undertaken their own inquiries into the Benghazi attacks. None of the three chairs were named to the select committee last week.

The Daily Beast reported that one of the concerns among House leadership is that if the select committee uncovers any new material, it would be unflattering for the other committees that have been investigating the attacks for months.