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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared Tuesday that Democrats must constitute half of the Special Committee to investigate Benghazi.

Pelosi gave more details in a statement released Tuesday morning:

“The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans as is done on the House Ethics Committee. It should require that witnesses are called and interviewed, subpoenas are issued, and information is shared on a bipartisan basis. Only then could it be fair.”

At first blush the request may seem valid. However, as Politico notes, very few committees are evenly split between Democrat and Republican members. Most committees have more members from the majority party.

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