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Benghazi select committee
chair could be named Monday

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/5/2014 12:05:25 PM

Republican leaders could name the chair of a select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks as early as Monday, Fox News has learned. A senior House source with direct knowledge of the development of the committee indicated that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is likely to be named chairman of the panel. Gowdy´s name was floated heavily late last week. Other names mentioned for the job by Capitol Hill insiders include Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas; Rep. Mike Turner R-Ohio; Rep. John Mica R-Fla.; Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. But sources familiar with the thinking of House Speaker John

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: QRP, 5/5/2014 12:13:54 PM     (No. 9837137)

Anyone want to bet it won´t be a go along to get along hack?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 5/5/2014 12:38:15 PM     (No. 9837176)

The momentum is with Gowdy. For good reason.

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