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House Dem leader: Shut down GOP-led Benghazi committee

6 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 01 2015 Oct 1, 2015 October 01, 2015 11:13 AM October 01, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

WASHINGTON - The Democratic leader in the House says the committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is "unethical" and called on Republicans to shut down the panel.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California made the comments on Thursday amid the fallout from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's suggestion that the committee can take credit for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's diminished public standing.

Pelosi questioned whether the panel violates House rules forbidding spending taxpayer dollars for political purposes.

The committee has been investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Clinton was secretary of state at the time and is scheduled to testify this month.

Clinton said McCarthy's comments show the panel was meant to be a "partisan political exercise."

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