|Trey Gowdy, Benghazi Committee chairman, and human cockatoo.|
The House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks is now the longest congressional investigation in history, committee Democrats announced today.
As of Monday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has been active for 72 weeks -- surpassing the record previously held by the Watergate Committee in the 1970's.
Democrats have accused the committee of focusing on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rather than the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
“The Benghazi Select Committee has now become one of the longest and least active congressional investigations in history,” Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, wrote in a statement. “The Committee has squandered the last 16 months and more than 4.5 million taxpayer dollars dredging up political attacks to impact the 2016 presidential election -- a severe misuse of taxpayer funds and Congressional power."
Of course the Republicans answer to those charges is "Yeah, but Hillary's private email server" which actually proves nothing except the fact that she did not trust the state department email server. Which as we know got hacked.
Personally I have no idea how the House Republicans can possibly justify the time and expense of what is clearly simply a witch hunt to find something to use politically against the likely Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential election?