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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

No Benghazi select committee in the Senate -- By Susan Ferrechio, The Washington Examiner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (AP Photo)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he will not form a select committee in the upper chamber to examine the fatal terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, despite a House move to create such a panel.

Reid made the announcement after a top GOP senator told the Washington Examiner he plans to formally ask Reid to create a select committee to look into the matter.

“I'm going to ask our Democratic colleagues, and I'm working on a letter now to have a select committee in the Senate,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told the Examiner. “Let's look at it anew, look at every agency with one set of eyes. A new set of eyes."

Graham said like the House select panel, a Senate select committee should be headed by the majority party.

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