I’ve written elsewhere about the troubling nature of the Democrats’ reluctance to actively investigate the Benghazi failure.
Now, after weeks of publicly professed angst, the Democrats have agreed to appoint members to the House Select Committee whose express purpose is to investigate that mess.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) named her members while insisting that
Democrats’ participation was the only way to assure Americans of a “fair process.”
She also claimed that Democrats must participate in order
to make [the investigation] a “fair process” and to bring “openness and transparency” to the investigation.
Elijah Cummings (D, MD), the Ranking Democrat on the Select Committee, added this:
I believe we need someone in the room to simply defend the truth.
With the Democrats approaching this insisting that Republicans are fundamentally dishonest, though, how will it be possible to trust the Democrats’ objectivity, and their own integrity, as they pretend to carry out their responsibilities on this committee and during this investigation?
Oh, and Congressman Pelosi: you keep using this term “openness and transparency.” I do not think it means what you think it means.