Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), pictured on the right, will head the GOP's Benghazi panel
is pretty much the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Republican:
Speaker John Boehner is tapping South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to chair a House select committee which will investigate the attack in Benghazi.
Amusing note, however: Gowdy has been picked even before the GOP's Benghazi panel has officially been created:
House Republican leadership expects to vote this week on legislation that will create the panel. They will then announce the other members of the committee.
But that hasn't stopped Republicans from tripping all over each other to capture a seat:
There’s been significant behind-the-scenes jockeying to score a seat on Gowdy’s panel — Republican leadership has been fielding calls since Friday from interested members. Boehner (R-Ohio) is taking the lead in selecting lawmakers.
Because now that
Obamacare is succeeding and Cliven Bundy is receding, Benghazi is the main thing that Republicans have left.