Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Top House Republican Finally Admits the Truth About the Benghazi Committee

Well folks, it looks like we've finally reached a turning point on the national disgrace known as the Select Committee on Benghazi. And all it took was a little bit of honesty from the man who might just be the next Speaker of the House:
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign is claiming vindication after Kevin McCarthy, a top Republican lawmaker on track to become the next speaker of the House, credited the Select Committee on Benghazi for damaging Clinton’s poll numbers  — a surprising admission from a party that has sought to portray the investigation as even-handed and non-partisan. 
“Let me give you one example,” McCarthy said, citing his conservative credentials during an appearance on Fox News with Sean Hannity Tuesday night. “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. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would’ve known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.”


I never thought I'd say this, but...thank you Sean Hannity! Your questions prompted the quote that will reverberate until the day that Hillary is elected president.
Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon told MSNBC that McCarthy’s comments were a “damning display of honesty by the possible next speaker of the House.” He added that “Kevin McCarthy just confessed that the committee set up to look into the deaths of four brave Americans at Benghazi is a taxpayer-funded sham. This confirms Americans’ worst suspicions about what goes on in Washington.”
With Clinton set to testify before the Benghazi committee on Oct. 22, the comments could be a political gift for Clinton, who has suffered under questions about her private email server. Her campaign has long identified the testimony as a possible turning point in the email controversy, and McCarthy’s comments could help their effort to portray the Republican-led investigation as politically driven.
Clinton allies and Democrats on the committee went into overdrive Wednesday morning to capitalize on the rare opening. After being on defense for years over the Benghazi attack and Clinton’s emails, they were thrilled by the possibly that McCarthy might finally convince the press and Americans what they could not in years of political hand-to-hand combat. ... 
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the committee, said McCarthy’s comments finally confirm what he has long claimed. “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.
Hillary, her campaign team, and all of her supporters should keep on echoing Rep. Cummings' words loudly on the rooftops until everyone knows the very ugly truth about the GOP.

It's time to fight back.

UPDATE: Hillary Fires Back at McCarthy’s ‘Deeply Distressing’ Benghazi Comments (VIDEO)

12 comments:

  1. "After being on defense for years over the Benghazi attack and Clinton’s emails, they were thrilled by the possibly that McCarthy might finally convince the press and Americans what they could not in years of political hand-to-hand combat."

    The press has known EXACTLY what this is from the moment the committee was formed, because they were complicit in it. They repeated GOP lies and half-truths as if they were legitimate questions rather than simple oppo research. It's great that McCarthy was stupid enough to blab this, but I won't hold my breath expecting the press to do their job, even now.

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    1. Sometimes all it takes is one important person stating the obvious for things to change. This is a pretty big gaff that is going to change the tone of the debate.

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    2. I sincerely hope you're right. It's undoubtedly a big gaffe, apparently reinforcing the whispers that McCarthy is a dim bulb. And it will allow Bill and her campaign surrogates to really put the GOP and the media on the defensive. Only a few days ago, the media was all over Bill for saying the GOP wanted to ruin Hillary because they're scared to run against her. McCarthy's comments are sweet vindication for him.

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    3. This is the first time I've ever heard him talk, and he seems pretty dim to me. So he's perfect for the speaker job.

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  2. So far the Press just says "of course we knew." Well if the Press knew why wasn't that a scandal worth reporting on instead of running around like chickens with their heads cut off over every fake scandal about Hillary sent their way. No shame in the Press, so far, on not pursuing this illegal, blatant waste of taxpayer money over a political hatchet job. Which Republicans are going to have their feet held to the fire by the Press? Is that the sound of silence?
    Susan P

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    1. Well, the Clinton campaign and congressional Dems sure are running with this. It's payback time!

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  3. I hope they really run with this. It's time for some offense!

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  4. I hope this isn't a one day story. Some great news today that you won't see on MSNBC---Hillary leads Sanders by 12 and Biden (the Hamlet of the Beltway) by 25 in Marquette Poll in Wisconsin. She leads Trump by 14, Bush by 13, and Rubio by 8. I thought Hillary's poll numbers were "sagging"--not here!!

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    1. Please post WI news on Daily Kos--as well as new Suffolk Poll (national) which has Hillary up by 18 over Sanders--where are her polls sagging today?

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    2. Thanks for the advice.

      You should post on Daily Kos. Anyone can do it. We need more Hillary diarists on there.

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