Herridge: Pelosi Announcement on Benghazi Cmte Is 'Significant Shift'
After much debate within the party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that five Democrats will serve on the Benghazi Select Committee. Some Democrats argued that no members should participate, calling the committee a "kangaroo court."
Here's more on the announcement from AP:
House Democrats will participate in the special, Republican-led select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she will appoint the full complement of five Democratic members on the 12-member panel. She tapped five Democrats with experience in previous congressional investigations.
The Democrats who will join seven Republicans are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington state, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.
Democrats had considered boycotting the investigations, the eighth inquiry since the Sept. 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.House Democrats are leaning toward participating in a special, Republican-led select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, a senior congressional aide said Wednesday.
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge joined Gretchen Carlson this afternoon to weigh in on the decision. She said Pelosi and the Democrats came to the conclusion that it would be a "political mistake" not to be engaged during the hearings before the midterms.
Herridge said one could argue that some of the Dems that were chosen are "true partisans" who have been attacking Republicans about Benghazi for a long time. She said the decision to have the maximum of five Democrats on the committee is a "significant shift" compared to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) calling the committee a "kangaroo court."
Watch her full analysis above.