House Democrats weigh role in new Benghazi probe
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Divided House Democrats are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicizing.
Democrats will meet Friday to decide the next step.
Republicans rammed through a resolution on Thursday establishing a special committee to examine the Sept. 11, 2012, assault. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed when militants stormed the diplomatic outpost.
Democrats are concerned that their participation would grant legitimacy to what they believe will be a partisan forum. But they also worry that if they avoid it they won't have the chance to counter GOP claims and defend witnesses.
House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, says it won't be a partisan process.
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