Via NBC News:
House Democrats are threatening not to participate in a special select committee on Benghazi, accusing Republicans of making an “unfair” framework for the panel that underscores its partisanship.
“This is nothing more than a kangaroo court in the making,”Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra told reporters Wednesday. “They have not explained to us on the Republican side what’s so important to do this over and over again.”
Top Democrats told GOP leaders in a letter last night that they reject the proposed makeup of seven Republicans and five Democrats on the panel, as well as its granting of subpoena authority only to chairman Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy.
Other Democrats went even further, saying flatly that they should ignore the panel entirely.
“I would be dead-set against it,” top Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said of a committee that didn’t have equal representation of Republicans and Democrats. “I’m not bringing a noose to my hanging.”