Slaughter Amendment to Abolish Benghazi Cmte Fails: WP

With party-line vote, House Rules Cmte rejects amendement by Rep. Louise Slaughter, the panel’s top Democrat, to abolish Select Cmte on Benghazi, the Washington Post reports.

  • Slaughter sought to change GOP bill that creates new select cmte on Planned Parenthood; amendment would have removed language on Planned Parenthood and abolished Benghazi cmte
    • Slaughter’s move is 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
  • Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions praised the “work, attention to detail and professional nature” of the panel and its chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy; “I believe that there are serious questions that have properly been raised”

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