Democrats Plan Amendment Seeking to Shutter House Benghazi Cmte

House amendment to abolish Select Cmte on Benghazi to be proposed at a House Rules Cmte meeting by Rep. Louise Slaughter, the panel’s top Democrat.

  • Spokesman James Owens says Slaughter will offer her amendment to a GOP bill creating a new select cmte on Planned Parenthood
  • Amendment, which is unlikely to be advanced by GOP-controlled cmte, would strike that language and insert language abolishing Benghazi cmte, Owens says in e-mail
  • Slaughter’s move would be first official legislative attempt to scuttle House’s Benghazi panel; comes a week after Kevin McCarthy, House’s No. 2 Republican, suggested cmte’s creation last yr had been aimed partly to weaken Hillary Clinton

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