Nancy Pelosi has decided to have the Democrats participate on the Select Committee to Investigate the Benghazi Attacks. Unsurprisingly, Elijah Cummings of Maryland will serve as the ranking member of the committee. The others will be Adam Smith of Washington, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California, and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

Alan Grayson didn’t make the cut.

Of the group, Rep. Cummings is the most combative and sharp-tongued. As the ranking member on Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Cummings has already been dealing with the Benghazi witch hunt for some time. The others all have some degree of responsibility for oversight of either the armed forces or the State Department, so that pretty much explains their appointments.

I was hoping that Pelosi would boycott the hearings, although I was never certain that that would be the smartest move.

What do you think?

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