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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:51 PM

Chilly reception for McCain idea of special Benghazi panel

By Tom Curry, NBC News national affairs writer

... The bipartisan opposition to McCain's idea was rooted in the prerogatives of Senate committees that are already conducting their own investigations of the attacks. Senators serving on those committees defended their ability to conduct a thorough inquiry and seemed to see McCain’s efforts as potentially encroaching on their turf.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R- Ga., senior Republican on the Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday, "I told him (McCain) today that I'd just seen his resolution and I'm not sure whether it's not just a duplication of what we're doing" ...

Another Republican on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said, "Listen, I think it's way too early to be calling for a special committee. I think you've got to allow the structure we have of oversight to function. And I think that the Intelligence Committee is more than capable of handling this."

Another opponent to McCain was the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who said of McCain’s proposal, "I really don't view it as being necessary. The Intelligence and the Homeland Security Committees are already investigating” ...

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Reply Chilly reception for McCain idea of special Benghazi panel (Original post)
struggle4progress Nov 2012 OP
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #1
Dubster Nov 2012 #2
Graybeard Nov 2012 #3
louis-t Nov 2012 #4
2on2u Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #10
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #6
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #7
Jennicut Nov 2012 #8
Cha Nov 2012 #9
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #11
Lex Nov 2012 #12

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:52 PM

1. mcshame yelling at an empty chair.

 

The perfect representation of the republickcon party.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:02 PM

3. About time he was smacked down.

McLumpy has been strutting around the Senate like the cock of the walk for too long. His Presidential run was an embarrassment in more ways than one. The laughable choice of Palin, an inept campaign and his lack of understanding of the issues.

It's about time his own party is telling this old fool to just
sit down and shut up.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:10 PM

4. That's it, let's waste more taxpayer money.

Repugs are really good at that.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:12 PM

5. Funny, I don't see him calling for an investigation of the 15 or so Afghan boys blown off the

 

side of a mountain or the recent 8 Afghan women who were suicided by drone. Seems he has an axe to grind these days... maybe he should investigate himself for trying to put an air head one inch away from the presidency.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:32 PM

10. No surprise there:



That's from 2008, but this is the guy who claims Rice isn't qualified for a leadership post...

But who picked Caribou Barbie to be just a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

Good thing he didn't get elected, she might have done a Cheney on him while hunting moose...




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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:42 PM

6. Where was this unfit SOB calling for investigations for the attacks which

occurred on Bush's watch? Johnny boy, remember the August 6th PDB?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:12 PM

7. Actually ...

I think these Senators are doing McCain a favor ... They're sparing him a great deal of embarassment when any investigation will reveal that Dr. Rice was reporting what she was told by the CIA.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:19 PM

8. In other words, McLame is always late to the party.

There really is no need to do another investigation on top of the other investigations and the other Repub Senators thought it was silly too.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:34 PM

9. McCain is a grotesque caricature of himself..

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:51 PM

11. GOP to McCain: "Get off our lawn!" nt

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

12. McCain's an embarassment

even to his own party now, it seems.

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