The GOP is obsessed with Benghazi. If you want to see one of them start to foam at the mouth and call for yet another investigation, all you have to do is say “Benghazi” within a ten-mile radius of a Republican. But they may soon regret ever bringing up the topic.
While taking part in an semi-informal chat with ABC’s Jonathan Karl at the Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday, Cathy McMorris Rodgers attempted to put a positive spin House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s admission that the Benghazi hearings are just a political ploy to harm former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. McCarthy, you may recall, recently said:
“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi Special Committee — a Select Committee — what are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.”
In other words, it’s all politics, just as we have suspected since all these bogus investigations started. And Ms. Rodgers bolted into defense mode, remarking:
“I do believe that the work that we’re doing in the Benghazi committee is very important. We’ve not yet had important questions answered.”
But Rodgers went further, giving a full-throated pat on the back to House Benghazi committee chair Trey Gowdy:
“Trey Gowdy is an honorable man. He is respected. He is a former prosecutor who knows how to go about it. He has approached it in a way where he is asking questions and he has not made it political.”
No, Trey Gowdy is not an honorable man, and few if any with an IQ above room temperature respect him in the least. He has made this entire thing as political as he possibly can.
The narrative on Benghazi is changing, and the Republicans have themselves to thank for making their own motives crystal clear. They have finally been exposed for their ridiculous partisan witch hunt, and now they are the ones trying to run away from the quagmire they’ve created.
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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.