Boehner is feeling the heat to appoint select committee on Benghazi

The resolution introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf that would create a select committee on Benghazi now has 144 co-sponsors, putting pressure on Speaker Boehner to bring the measure to the floor. A select committee that would include senators is probably a dead issue. Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he would not allow a resolution to come to the senate floor. But Boehner has other options that might lead to a bi-partisan special House committee with subpoena power. Fox News: Wolf said that after the ABC News report the number of co-sponsors increased to 144, about 60 percent of the House Republican Caucus. The pressure to form such a committee also increased after three career State Department employees and self-proclaimed "whistle blowers" testified Wednesday about Benghazi before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs. Wolf argues a select committee is needed to strengthen subpoena powers and so one chairman or director can bring together the expertise of the...(Read Full Post)