Don’t expect any fast answers from the new House select committee on Benghazi, Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerObamaCare gets new lease on life Ryan picks party over country by pushing healthcare bill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ohio) said on Thursday.
A day after Democrats made their appointments to the panel, BoehnerJohn BoehnerObamaCare gets new lease on life Ryan picks party over country by pushing healthcare bill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE stressed that the committee would need time to hire staff, pore over documents and decide what information it needed to gather before it even holds a public hearing.
Chairman Trey GowdyTrey GowdyIntelligence chairman sparks storm with Trump briefing FBI Director Comey hearing a dud for Democrats THE MEMO: Five takeaways from Comey’s big day MORE (R-S.C.) and the top Democrat on the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), planned to hold an initial meeting “very shortly,” Cummings said on MSNBC on Thursday.
“We’re going to be going over what the aim of the committee is and what questions they’re trying to answer,” Cummings said on “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
The House-passed resolution creating the committee gave no deadline for a final report, and lawmakers have said it could last well beyond the November elections.
—Rebecca Shabad contributed.