GOP Majority Leader Admits What Benghazi Committee is All About


Last night on Fox News’ Hannity, Leader McCarthy admitted what Americans have always known:  the so-called Select Committee on Benghazi that has wasted over $4.5 million in taxpayer dollars and become the longest and least active congressional investigation in history was only created to derail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Here’s the exchange:

Rep. McCarthy.  …What you’re going to see is a conservative speaker, that takes a conservative Congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example.  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….no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought and made that happen.

Sean Hannity.  I agree…I’ll give you credit where credit is due.

Mr. McCarthy’s admission that the Benghazi Committee was created as a political attack on Mrs. Clinton, as POLITICO reported, is “a bit too far” and the media is taking note.

MSNBC: GOP leader accidentally tells the truth about Benghazi committee

The Hill: McCarthy links Benghazi committee to Clinton’s polling

Bloomberg: McCarthy Says Benghazi Panel Helped Drive Down Clinton’s Numbers

Roll Call: Kevin McCarthy Gives Boehner B-, Credits Benghazi Committee for Hurting Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers

POLITICO:  “…When touting examples of leadership within his party, he pointed to Clinton’s dropping poll numbers, crediting the Benghazi Select Committee for the change.”

House Republicans were never interested in a bipartisan investigation to improve the security of Americans abroad.  They’ve only been interested in pure extremist political theater.  Leader McCarthy: the American people don’t want more politically-motivated “select committees” – not to smear presidential candidates, and not to assault women’s health.  They want real leadership to confront the challenges we face as a nation.

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