House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday rejected Republicans’ latest proposal for how the body’s select committee on Benghazi will operate, potentially putting Democratic participation in the process in jeopardy.
Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said in a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner that his staff’s latest outline of the committee’s operations is “fundamentally unfair.”
Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, rejected a plea earlier in the week from Mrs. Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, to divide the committee equally between the two parties, but Democrats are still seeking assurances that they’ll have a say on subpoenas, depositions, and how information will be released by committee members and staff.
“Regrettably, the proposal does not prevent the unacceptable and repeated abuses committed by Chairman Issa in any meaningful way, and we find it fundamentally unfair,” Mrs. Pelosi wrote.
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