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Democrats will participate in Benghazi investigation, Pelosi says

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Jacquelyn Martin/Associated press

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will participate in the special, Republican-led select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she will appoint the full complement of five Democratic members on the 12-member panel. She tapped five Democrats with experience in previous congressional investigations.

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The Democrats who will join seven Republicans are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington state, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

Democrats had considered boycotting the investigations, the eighth inquiry since the Sept. 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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