In this May 8, 2014, photo Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Divided House Democrats are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador there or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicizing.Republicans are focusing on the issue as congressional elections loom in November and as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat, weighs a run for president in 2016 .Seven Democrats, many of whom face tough re-elections in November, broke ranks and joined the Republican majority.The panel's investigation will be the eighth on Benghazi and means high-profile hearings in the months leading up to the elections, with Republicans grilling current and former Obama administration officials. Democrats are split over whether to boycott the select committee, which will have a 7-5 Republican edge in membership. Boehner's legislation creates the special committee through the end of the year.Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the former prosecutor tapped by Boehner to head the panel, has signaled he would re-examine the entirety of the Benghazi attack, including questions Democrats and some senior Republicans consider settled.
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