Kevin McCarthy may be a member of the House, and a Speaker wanna be. However, McCarthy does not represent the Benghazi Investigative Committee. McCarthy is not a member of the Investigative Committee. McCarthy’s comment that the Benghazi Committee helped drive down Hillary Clinton’s numbers in the polls, gave Hillary and the Democrats an opening to discredit the committee and its purpose as a farce. “That” is grasping for life support from a party and lead candidate desperately in trouble. Hillary and the Dems are taking a poor choice of words from an individual with no authority to make such a statement(except his own opinion) and twisted to their benefit. But………. see below.
The next two paragraphs are quotes from an article by David Hawkings in May of 2014.
“Speaker John A. Boehner is insisting the only assignment for his appointees is to uncover the facts about what happened before, during and after the assault on the Libyan diplomatic mission, during which Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died. Still, fewer than half his picks have any prior exposure to the matter through committee work. Gowdy and Ohio’s Jim Jordan are on the Oversight and Government Reform panel, while Georgia’s Lynn Westmoreland is on Intelligence, all three of which already have conducted inquiries. (No Republican member is from the other panel that probed the response to the attacks, Armed Services, although Alabama’s Marthy Roby was on that committee when it investigated the attacks.)
Despite Boehner’s stated charge, Republicans have made no secret about their principal political objective: exposing so many egregious State Department failings that Hillary Rodham Clinton is dissuaded (or effectively disqualified) from running for president.”
Hillary Clinton and the Democrats want the Benghazi Committee to go away…………..Of course they do, especially Hillary, it isn’t looking good for the Arkansas “self anointed” Princess. Damaging her chances of being president is not what Hillary’s main concern should be, its PRISON.
The Benghazi Committee did not hurt Hillary in the polls. This Trey Gowdy led committee has not made a final report, they aren’t nearly finished. Its been lengthy, too lengthy admittedly, not all from their part, but from stalls, from the DOJ, the State Department, lawyers and probably judges. Hillary Clinton is responsible for her numbers sliding in the polls for president.
The Benghazi Investigative Committee should hold someone, if that someone is Hillary Clinton (lets throw Obama in the ring, he certainly deserves to be there) accountable for her incompetence and reckless action (or non-action) and possibly criminal behavior.
So what? If that is all the accountability that comes from a committee is to dissuade (disqualify) someone from running for president, so be it. It is the doing of the individual, not this committee. If the individual, in this case Hillary Clinton had been more responsible and accountable for lives that were lost in Benghazi, this Committee would not have been formed.
Hillary Clinton is the Queen of Redirecting Blame. It is what she does, it is what she has always done and will always do. She has had many years of practice.