Democrats Won’t Boycott the Benghazi Committee

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Will Democrats boycott the Benghazi committee? Nope. Yesterday Nancy Pelosi announced the five Democratic members of the committee:

  • Elijah Cummings of Maryland
  • Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
  • Linda Sánchez of California
  • Adam Schiff of California
  • Adam Smith of Washington

This ends days of speculation about a possible boycott, and will probably disappoint a lot of people who didn’t want to provide Republicans with a veneer of respectability for their Benghazi witch hunt. But longtime political leaders rarely withdraw from the political process in order to make a point, so this decision isn’t surprising. The fireworks should begin shortly.

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