One day after John Boehner claimed that he had nothing to do with fundraising off of Benghazi, the NRCC sent out a letter signed by Boehner that is raising money off of Benghazi.
John Boehner claimed yesterday that he has nothing to do with fundraising off of Benghazi. Speaker Boehner said, “Listen, I’m involved in this investigation, I’m not involved in what goes on at the campaign committee…All I know is that we’re trying to get the truth here. And I’ve got to believe the Democrats are probably fundraising off of Benghazi just like we are. … I don’t know what the fundraising arm is doing. All I know is that it’s time to get to the truth.”
Sam Stein, Political Editor and White House Correspondent for the Huffington Post, busted Speaker John Boehner for claiming he has nothing to do with the what goes on at the National Republican Congressional Committee, after they fundraised off of the dead in Benghazi:
Day after Boehner says he's not involved in what goes on at NRCC, the NRCC sends out fundraising email in his name pic.twitter.com/4ygde8UjMh
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) May 13, 2014
Boehner claimed he had nothing to do with this, while the NRCC is sending out fundraising letters in his name. The idea that the Speaker of the House would have nothing to do with fundraising for House Republican candidates is even more absurd when one considers that Boehner has given the NRCC $22 million since 2005. Boehner gave the NRCC $10.5 million in 2012, and he has given them $5.3 million so far this year.
One of Rep. Boehner’s primary duties as the Republican leader of the House is to raise money. Boehner knew about the Benghazi fundraising emails, because for Republicans raising money off of a tragedy is business as usual. The years of Republican fundraising off of 9/11 during the Bush presidency are unforgettable.
John Boehner was flat out lying. This isn’t a matter of politics. Fundraising off of the dead is flat out wrong. It demonstrates a callous disregard for the loss of human life that undercuts their claims of wanting the truth for the deceased. The House Republicans brought all of this upon themselves.
The Benghazi special investigation has already turned into a political disaster for the Republican Party.