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Relevance. That is why he stood there screaming at the clouds. He just wants to be relevant again.

He lost his relevance way back when. Perhaps when he crashed a plane. Or perhaps the last savings & loan scandal. Or perhaps when he nominated an airhead to be a very old heartbeat away from the Presidency. Or perhaps when his grandstanding on Benghazi caused him to miss a briefing on Benghazi.

Whatever.

Harry Reid. Do. Not. Let. This. Happen.

But in January, the Arizona senator will lose his top-ranking committee seat due to term limits. The only ranking Republican spot available to him next session will be on the Indian Affairs Committee.

Unless, that is, the Senate creates a brand-new select committee. On Wednesday, McCain, flanked by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), proposed just that: a select committee with extensive authority to investigate the Benghazi, Libya, attack and the U.S. government's response.

The Republican most likely to hold the ranking spot on such a panel would be, of course, John McCain, giving the Arizona senator a new burst of relevance.

Ryan Grim, Huffington Post.

From the comments, looks like Reid has said no deal:

Well it's onto Indian Affiars for McGrumpy (2+ / 0-)
Just broke if Rev. Al, Reid says thanks, but no thanks.  No new committees.

by InformedDiva  on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:26:17 PM PST

And here is the letter that Harry Reid sent, courtesy of aarrgghh's Recommended diary, reid tells mccain "no, you can't haz that"
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