It looks like we might have another special committee to investigate Benghazi. Here are a couple of points that concern me:
Democrats ... urged time and cost constraints for a forum they likened to a "kangaroo court" designed only to drum up GOP support ahead of the November elections.
Under Boehner's legislation, the select panel "can go on forever," Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., told reporters. "The amount of money they can spend is undefined and can be unlimited."
The National Republican Congressional Committee's pitch said the GOP was "moving fast" to hold Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "accountable for their actions" on the night of the Benghazi attack. It vowed that "no one will get away" from the select committee and asked people to become a "Benghazi Watchdog" by donating money. Suggested contributions started at $25.
While we've already had several investigations into what happened at Benghazi, this go-around just strikes me as being guided by a mission statement of "we don't know what we're looking for but we're going to turn over everything we can in the hopes that we'll find something we can use." What's the ultimate goal here? I know the current theory I'm hearing is that the White House engaged in a massive coverup but nobody has said what it is they're covering up. They keep pointing to the line where the White House didn't label this a terrorist attack until a day or two after the fact. I'm still trying to see how this justifies multiple special investigations over the last few years.