House Democrats are pouncing on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) public acknowledgement of the political value in the Select Committee on Benghazi and calling for GOP leaders to shut the panel down.
The Tuesday evening comments from McCarthy — the No. 2 House Republican and front-runner to be the next Speaker — confirmed long-held accusations that the panel has been little more than a political hit job for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, they say.
Now, multiple members of the panel want the committee closed.
“I believe it is time to end this investigation,” committee member Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) said in a statement.
She also called for McCarthy, committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to “apologize” for “abusing the memories” of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three other Americans killed during the attack on a U.S. compound in the Libyan city in 2012.
“The decent thing to do is to wrap up the committee’s work as soon as possible,” said Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), another member of the committee and a 2016 Senate candidate. “[T]he majority leader’s partisan disclosure breaks the promise we made to the victims’ families to make sure a tragedy of this magnitude never happens again.”
Okay so last night Rachel Maddow postulated the idea that perhaps Hillary should refuse to testify before the committee later this month.
First I thought, "Oh no that's a really bad idea because it will just pour more gasoline on the fire, and cause many on the Right to accuse Clinton of having something to hide."
But then I thought, "Who cares?" After all no matter how many times Hillary testifies those on the Right are NEVER going to believe her statements, as indicated by their response to her previous testimony during a Benghazi hearing.
They essentially just accused her of lying, and even though previous investigations have found absolutely NOTHING, they continue on this witch hunt.
Right now this investigation exists solely for the opportunity to catch Hillary Clinton in a lie, or to find some small amount of evidence which can be exaggerated to prove that she should not be our next Commander-in-Chief. And everybody now knows this to be true.
So tell me, WHY should Hillary Clinton continue to cooperate?
In my opinion every Democrat currently serving on the House Committee investigation of Benghazi should quit en masse, and Hillary should give a press conference stating that in light of the new admission that this investigation was designed to undermine her campaign she will now respectfully refuse to participate.
The FBI investigation into her e-mail account of course can proceed, and Hillary should cooperate with it, but since it is unlikely to produce the "smoking gun" the Republicans are looking for it will likely only serve as a temporary distraction.
So that is my opinion, anybody disagree?