House Dem To Push Amendment Abolishing Benghazi Committee

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October 6, 2015 5:54 p.m.

A House Democrat will offer an amendment to abolish Congress’ special committee on the Benghazi, in a move that simultaneously hits Republicans on Planned Parenthood and on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) Benghazi “gaffe.”

According to a spokesperson for Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the ranking member of the House Rules Committee, Slaughter will offer the amendment Tuesday evening while the committee debates a bill to form a special committee to further investigate Planned Parenthood. The amendment would strike through the Planned Parenthood language and replace it with language dismantling the Benghazi Committee, the spokesperson said in an email.

The maneuver is not likely to go very far in the Republican-led committee. However, it reflects how Democrats will continue to use McCarthy’s remarks — in which he suggested the Benghazi Committee was formed to hurt Hillary Clinton — against him.

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