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Boehner silent on GOP fund-raising citing Benghazi

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 8, 2014 at 11:17 am •  Published: May 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is sidestepping questions about a GOP political committee that's using an investigation of the Benghazi attack to raise money.

The House is expected to vote Thursday to create a panel to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya.

Reporters asked Boehner three times Thursday about the appropriateness of a fundraising pitch that talks about the investigation. But each time, Boehner said the probe will focus on finding the truth about the attack for the U.S. and the families of the four Americans who died.

The pitch comes from the campaign arm of House Republicans, the National Republican Congressional Committee. It says the House Benghazi panel won't let anyone get away from the investigation.

Democrats say the committee will be too partisan.