Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NYT Editorial Board: "Shut Down the Benghazi Committee"

Just how bad was that McCarthy gaff last week? Who knows... because it just keeps getting worse and worse (and worse) for the GOP.

Today, even the editorial board of the New York Times (yes, the home paper of such famed Clinton nemeses as Michael S. Schmidt and Maureen Dowd) is calling on House Republicans to shut down the Benghazi Committee:
House Republicans may be disinclined to disband the Select Committee on Benghazi with the presidential race heating up. But at the very least they should rename their laughable crusade, which has cost taxpayers $4.6 million, “the Inquisition of Hillary Rodham Clinton.” ...
Lawmakers have long abused their investigative authority for political purposes. But the effort to find Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the Libya attacks, was personally responsible for the deaths has lost any semblance of credibility. It’s become an insult to the memory of four slain Americans. ...
Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to testify before the committee on Oct. 22. The hearing will give Republicans another chance to attack the credibility and trustworthiness of the leading Democratic presidential candidate. It will do nothing to make American embassies abroad safer or help the relatives of the four killed in Libya.
The hearing should be the last salvo for a committee that has accomplished nothing. If the Republicans insist on keeping the process alive, the Democrats should stop participating in this charade.
Ouch. When you're going after a Clinton and you've lost even the New York Times...it might be time to take a hint.

Pack it in, guys.

2 comments:

  1. Irony: The whole email mess started with a leak from the committee to Michael S. Schmidt and the NYT in early March.

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  2. Irony: The whole email mess started with a leak from the committee to Michael S. Schmidt and the NYT in early March.

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