Sign the petition: Fight back against the Benghazi witch hunt

The email below is from Brad Bauman, a CREDO activist in Washington, D.C. Brad started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Brad urge House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to appoint Representative Alan Grayson as the sole Democratic member of the Benghazi committee by signing his petition and sharing it with your friends and family?

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Sign the petition: Appoint Alan Grayson to the Benghazi committee.

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Dear 5849376,

Speaker John Boehner bowed to the most paranoid elements of the right-wing by appointing a Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi to conduct yet another fishing expedition around the tragic 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

There is no doubt that this committee is, in Nancy Pelosi's words, a "political stunt" — simply the latest attempt by Republicans to convert a tragedy in which four Americans died into scandal. It's a total sham, and Democrats can best confront Republicans for their shameful bottom feeding behavior by appointing Florida Representative Alan Grayson as the sole Democratic member of the House Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi, or appoint no one at all.

That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, says the following:

We urge you to appoint Florida Representative Alan Grayson as the sole Democratic member of the House Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi or, appoint no one at all.

Tell Leader Pelosi: Appoint Alan Grayson to fight back against the Republicans' Benghazi witch hunt.

Rep. Alan Grayson, a pugnacious former litigator known as "a congressman with guts," has demonstrated the oratorical skill set needed to cut through Republican lies, the work ethic necessary to fully immerse himself in the issue, and the temperament to weather the blistering attacks sure to come from the conservative media.

The committee hearings will undoubtedly be yet another repackaged witch hunt around Benghazi. The process will waste millions of dollars and thousands of hours, ultimately to reach the same conclusion as investigations conducted by the Accountability Review Board, the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

With limited power, House Democrats cannot afford to cede this committee room to Republicans, who will use televised hearings as a show trial to parade their Benghazi myths in a manner completely unhinged from reality and unimpeded by any respect for facts.

Sign the petition: Let Alan Grayson fight back against the Republicans' Benghazi witch hunt.

In the aftermath of the Iraq war, Grayson's courtroom prowess resulted in millions of dollars in judgments against war profiteers. This skill was on display in September when the congressman used his five minutes as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee to dismantle conservative Benghazi mythology while questioning Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy.

Rep. Grayson has a clear track record, demonstrated during his tenure on the Finance Committee, of asking questions designed to craft specific narratives and elicit from witnesses—both friendly and hostile—clear answers.

It's this talent Democrats need on the select committee on Benghazi—one for which Grayson's gift is well proven. Speaking out now will help to build a public case for appointing Grayson as the sole Democrat to fight back against the Republican shenanigans in this committee. If Leader Pelosi doesn't appoint Rep. Grayson, she should appoint no one at all.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging Leader Pelosi to appoint Alan Grayson as the only Democratic member of the Benghazi investigation committee?

Thank you for your support.

Brad Bauman

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