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Democrat: GOP's Benghazi committee 'waste of time'

Sunday - 5/4/2014, 10:57am  ET

FILE - This April 11, 2011 file photo shows U.S. envoy Chris Stevens in Benghazi, Libya. House Speaker John Boehner on Friday declared he’d schedule a vote to create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack, escalating a political battle that has raged since the final days of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Boehner said U.S. officials misled the American people after the Sept. 11, 2012, assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. He said emails released this week showed the White House has withheld documents from congressional investigators and begged the question, “What else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people.” (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says it makes no sense to participate in the select committee that Republicans want to create to investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California says he'd recommend that Democratic leaders not appoint any Democrats to the committee that Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is moving to set up.

Schiff tells "Fox News Sunday" that there have been multiple investigations into Benghazi and that the new committee is "a colossal waste of time."

Schiff calls the committee "a tremendous red herring" and a waste of money and believes Boehner is bowing to the GOP's far-right faction.

Boehner says U.S. officials misled the public after the assault that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.


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