John Boehner out did his usual incompetence today by appointing a Republican to a committee that doesn’t actually exist.
Yahoo News reported,
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress.
The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Because the Benghazi committee is select and not permanent, the House will have to vote again to re-create it when Congress returns for a new session in January.
.It isn’t like Boehner has that much on his plate. The House calendar is an endless vacation with a few session days scattered in for variety. Maybe, the Speaker forgot that when a new congress is sworn in select committees and legislation that hasn’t been passed by both congressional bodies doesn’t carryover. The idea that House passed legislation doesn’t carry over to the new Congress if it didn’t become law is frequently intentionally forgotten by the Speaker when he ticks off his list of Republican accomplishments.
Boehner could have been distracted by his lawsuit against President Obama, or his plan to give Obama everything he wants on the immigration executive orders and funding the government. The sort of incompetence that Boehner exhibiting by appointing Gowdy to a committee that doesn’t exist yet is on full display every day when the House is in session.
Rep. Boehner frequently has had to pull his own legislation off the floor after his fellow Republicans refused to support it. The idea that Boehner is going to be able to get the better of President Obama has always been laughable.
When ideology is combined with ineptitude, the prognosis for the next two years is more of the same. John Boehner’s inability to run a functioning House will be Mitch McConnell’s problem beginning in January. It’s fitting that Boehner appointed Gowdy to a committee that doesn’t exist, because the Benghazi scandal itself is non-existent.