Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi cited past scheduling conflicts Saturday when they cast doubt on the news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be appearing before the committee in October.

"Given how Republicans have denied scheduling hearings and other events the past ... all we can confirm at this point is that the date was offered and accepted, not that the Republicans will stick to it," a Democratic committee spokesman said.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select committee, proposed several different dates in October for the hearing to Clinton's attorney, who selected Oct. 22, the spokesman said.

But the Democrats expressed their reservations about whether the majority would ultimately allow the hearing to take place given previous disputes over the timing of the committee's schedule.

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