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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:22 AM

Likely House Speaker Praises Benghazi Committee For Hurting Hillary Clinton Politically

Likely House Speaker Praises Benghazi Committee For Hurting Hillary Clinton Politically
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" he said to Republican members

McCarthy said Tuesday that Clinton would have remained "unbeatable," had it not been for the committee.


Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the man likely to become the next speaker of the House, applauded the Select Committee on Benghazi for damaging the poll numbers of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

McCarthy said Tuesday that Clinton would have remained "unbeatable," had it not been for the committee.

"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee, what are her numbers today?" McCarthy told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "Her numbers are dropping, why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened."

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the committee, said McCarthy's comments were just further evidence that the Benghazi Committee was a waste of taxpayer money.

“This stunning concession from Rep. McCarthy reveals the truth that Republicans never dared admit in public: the core Republican goal in establishing the Benghazi Committee was always to damage Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and never to conduct an even-handed search for the facts," Cummings said in a statement. "It is shameful that Republicans have used this tragedy and the deaths of our fellow Americans for political gain. Republicans have blatantly abused their authority in Congress by spending more than $4.5 million in taxpayer funds to pay for a political campaign against Hillary Clinton.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kevin-mccarthy-benghazi-committee_560bdeb5e4b0dd850309e5ed

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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:27 AM

1. And the committee still found nothing.

 

But finding something is obviously not the point of this taxpayer funded partisan witch hunt.

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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:33 AM

2. It will be interesting to see if evidence of the committee's mendacity has legs./nt

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