Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, said Sunday that it doesn’t make sense for Democrats to give any more credibility to the newly-announced select committee on Benghazi than it deserves, “and frankly I don’t think it deserves very much.”
“I think it’s a colossal waste of time,” Mr. Schiff said on “Fox News Sunday. “We’ve had four bipartisan investigations of this already.”
“I don’t think it makes sense really for Democrats to participate,” he continued. ” I think it’s just a tremendous red herring, and a waste of taxpayer resources. So I hope the Speaker will reconsider but it looks as though he has bowed again to those on the farthest right of his conference.”
House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, announced on Friday that the House will establish a select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack.
Mr. Boehner’s move came just hours after House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John F. Kerry demanding he come testify about why his department didn’t turn over an email that seemed to show the administration erroneously planning to blame a protest for the 2012 attack, rather than the terrorist group that intelligence and military officials suspected of the assault.