The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to create a select committee to further investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.
The vote was split 232–186, mostly along party lines. Seven Democrats voted in favor of the committee’s creation, although as The Hill notes, all seven serve in districts that lean right and all but one of them face re-election in the fall.
It’s unclear if Democrats will even participate on the committee, since the 12-member panel is split between 7 Republicans and 5 Democrats, which Dems believe just sets them up for a shellacking. We already know that Rep. Trey Growdy will head the committee. Speaker John Boehner is expected to announce the rest of his selections on Friday, in what is probably the most exciting draft of any going on this week.
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