The Democrats have caved in and announced their appointees to Trey Gowdy’s select committee on investigating the Benghazi incident. Nancy Pelosi’s choices?
|Tammy Duckworth||War Veteran||Liberal|
The choices are obvious. Cummings flatters himself that he’s Darrell Issa’s foil, over at Oversight; presumably Pelosi expects that the Benghazi committee needs similar attempts at logrolling. Duckworth is there because she’s as close as House Democrats have to a foreign policy expert these days. Schiff is there because he thinks that the entire thing is stupid and having Democrats on the committee just gives it too much credibility (translation: expect no useful work out of him). Smith, ditto.
All in all, no surprises. Not much help from Nancy Pelosi. Alas for her, she may not understand that theatrics are not necessarily on the Benghazi menu. Gowdy wants depositions, not sound bites. Those are harder to hijack.
PS: No, I didn’t forget Sanchez. Her only reason to be there is to provide Nancy Pelosi with an opportunity to insert precisely the talking points that Nancy Pelosi wishes to insert. Think of her as having a Meat Puppet Override Switch and you won’t be too far off of the mark.