It’s almost like he’s afraid of the truth coming out.

Via Politico:

If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn’t make it clear enough to Republicans that he opposes a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, he said it again Friday: No way.

In letters to key Republican senators, Reid put his foot down – again – on a special panel to dig into the Sept. 11 assault that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three diplomatic aides. A select committee would need a floor vote to be created, and Reid said he wouldn’t permit it.

“I refuse to allow the Senate to be used as a venue for baseless partisan attacks,” Reid wrote in the three-page letter, released Friday evening.

Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte have led the charge for a special committee in recent days; there is also support for the idea in the House. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) fired off a similar request to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) earlier this week, but Boehner said he didn’t believe a new panel was necessary.