"There's no conspiracy here, it was a tragedy," the Nevada Democrat said. "It's my understanding they have 25,000 pages of documents, there's been numerous hearings on this already, the State Department did an extensive review. ... Now the latest smoking gun is a memo preparing people to go on the Sunday shows. Don't you think everybody gets some preparation before they go on the Sunday shows? So the answer is no, we're not going to do any select, special committee over here on Benghazi."
Reid's comments followed Boehner's announcement this week that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., a former federal prosecutor, will lead the special committee .
Late Tuesday, Roll Call reported the House committee would consist of seven Republicans and five Democrats.