Rangel: 'I Don't Think People...Are Going to Lose Sleep Over Benghazi'

Susan Jones

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Thursday, speaking of the special House committee that will investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, said he did not think Americans were “going to lost sleep” over it.

“I think it’s tragic that the Republican Party would destroy itself in 2016 by not having one issue that the American people believe should be a priority,” Rangel told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto.

“I don’t think people, Americans, Democratic or Republicans, are going to lose sleep over Benghazi. And I really think that they’re concerned about the economy and jobs and immigration. What I’m talking about is, is that if the Democrats are the only ones standing on their feet in 2016, America has lost.”

Rangel noted that Rep. Darrell Issa’s Oversight Committee “has had all of these hours and days and weeks and months investigating this, that now you`re saying you have no confidence in him, so you have to bring in a new member to head up a new committee to find the answers?”

The House voted 232-186 on Thursday to establish a special committee to investigate the various failures associated with Benghazi. The Associated Press noted: “Seven Democrats, many facing tough re-election campaigns, broke ranks and joined Republicans in supporting the probe.”

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted on Thursday that Republicans have “failed to ensure a fair Benghazi committee by refusing to give Ds (Democrats) an equal voice. America deserves better than another partisan review.”



Watch the Rangel-Cavuto video at CNSNews.com



Related:  Pelosi:  People are Tired of Benghazi (video)

Friday at her weekly press briefing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed the House vote creating a select committee on Benghazi…

“The American people care about jobs,” Pelosi said. “They care about their families, and the education of their children and health of their families and that — somebody said to me yesterday, either people have gotten tired of Benghazi or they never knew about it in the first place. So let’s not be accomplices to this diversionary tactic. It is all subterfuge because they don’t want to talk what our responsibilities are here.”



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CNN Guest Admits Panel Is Playing Into Democratic Hands (video)

On Friday’s New Day, the CNN panel was discussing whether or not Republicans are politicizing the Benghazi tragedy and The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball admitted the subject matter was playing right into Democratic hands.

This is exactly the story that Democrats would like us to be talking about, right?” she asserted. “Instead of talking about the facts, instead of talking about an investigation that seems serious and that is unearthing new information, we’re talking about how political it is.”…



Update: Nancy Pelosi: Boehner’s Rules For Benghazi Select Committee ‘Unfair’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner Friday reiterating a request from a previous letter for a “minimum standard” for Democrats to proceed with a bipartisan investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya…



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