Rather than boycotting, Nancy Pelosi should appoint Alan Grayson to the Benghazi panel so he can give Trey Gowdy's nonsense some counterbalance
This is a brilliant idea. Rather than boycotting the Benghazi Select Committee, Nancy Pelosi should appoint Alan Grayson as the sole Democratic representative.
Why? Because he can tear Trey Gowdy and their stupid narrative to shreds with a few key questions.
The critical question is: Whom should Democrats appoint as ranking member of the committee?
The answer, to me, is crystal clear: Florida Representative Alan Grayson.
The pugnacious former litigator has demonstrated the exact skill set needed to cut through the Republican mythology, the work ethic necessary to fully immerse himself in the issue, and the temperament to weather the blistering attacks sure to come from the conservative media.
In the aftermath of the Iraq War, Grayson’s courtroom prowess resulted in millions of dollars in judgments against war profiteers. This skill was on display in September when the congressman used his five minutes as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee to dismantle conservative Benghazi mythology while questioning Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy:
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday responded to questions about Republicans using terrorist attacks in Benghazi to raise funds by saying that Democrats had done it first with the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.