These 7 Republicans Will Serve On The Benghazi Select Committee

In this Dec. 12, 2013, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio rebukes conservative groups who oppose the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and S... In this Dec. 12, 2013, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio rebukes conservative groups who oppose the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. Boehner made that clear, when he renewed his earlier denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Friday announced the Republican members who’ll serve on the select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks of 2012.

They are:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)


“This investigation is about getting answers for the families of the victims and for the American people,” Boehner said. “These members have each demonstrated a commitment to this goal, and I have confidence that they will lead a serious, fact-based inquiry.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declined to reveal Friday morning if Democrats will participate in the investigation.

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