Chuck Todd noted on Meet the Press that this week on Thursday alone, House Republicans will hold three different hearings on Benghazi. Yes, that’s the same House that is only working 9 days this month, and is also threatening to refuse to raise the debt ceiling, defund ObamaCare, and shut down the government.
Transcript with slight modifications from NBC:
DAVID GREGORY: Meanwhile, talking about not only 12 years after 9/11 and the Middle East, Benghazi. Back as a political focus this week.
CHUCK TODD: It is. The House Republicans have not dropped this as an issue. They didn’t talk about it last week during the one-year anniversary of the Benghazi attack but this week on Thursday alone, three different hearings are going to be taking place on the same day on Capitol Hill. House Republicans don’t want to drop this.
Even some at Fox News know the fake scandal of Benghazi is over. You would think Republicans would drop Benghazi after they were outed as the source of the deliberately edited emails that ABC let Jonathan Karl run as if they were the originals and he had vetted them.
In an effort to stage their phony scandal, Republicans even refused to allow the testimony of the co-chairs of the Benghazi review.
House Republicans are not going to do their Constitutional duty this month. They aren’t going to raise the debt ceiling and they also aren’t going to start budget reconciliation with the Senate. Instead, they are going to waste more taxpayer dollars on their conspiracy to make President Obama guilty for Benghazi.
That this comes from the party that took us to war with the wrong country seems to cause them no shame. There were 13 Benghazis under Bush, and Republicans didn’t say a word. Additionally, thousands of our troops died fighting the wrong war over a lie.
Republicans were busted having purposefully edited emails to make Obama look bad on Benghazi, but the media hasn’t bothered to ask them about that huge scandal — a political party conspiring with a journalist from a major network in order to set up the President.
Why? Because ABC is standing by their man and in the end, Big Corporate Media sticks together, even defending Fox News as a “news outlet” when they all know better.
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