Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined the list of Democrats who aren’t about to sit back and let Republicans float their bogus Benghazi conspiracies unchallenged.
Rep. Pelosi was asked by Up host Steve Kornacki if Boehner had talked to her about the select committee on Benghazi that he was forming. Pelosi said, “That would be news to me. I have not been informed by the Speaker of his plans to establish such a commission is it? Benghazi is such a very sad event, more than an event — a tragedy. Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, we carry their names in our hearts, pray for their families. And for the exploitation of it to just be never-ending by the Republicans is really hard to understand.”
Later, Pelosi explained why Republicans are exploiting Benghazi, “I think people are tired of that. What are your ideas about job creation. They have none…They have no plans. They don’t govern. They have no initiatives for the future, so they have to make personal attacks. I think most people want to know. What do you have to offer?…I consider them to be stuck in a poverty of ideas. They have none, and that’s where they have to go.”
Video of Pelosi saying Republicans have no ideas:
Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) was correct. Republicans are going down the Benghazi path because they have nothing else that they can talk about. They can’t talk about their jobs record. They can’t talk about the ACA, because it is working, and they don’t have a replacement option. Republicans have done nothing in Congress, so it is logical that they have nothing to run on.
For the next six months, the nation will likely be subjected to more Republican fishing expeditions on the IRS and Benghazi. These bogus scandals are all that they have. Their political exploitation of the deaths of four Americans has been extremely cynical and callous. It is clear that they don’t care about the people who died. Republicans are just out to get President Obama.
The Republican poverty of ideas has become a cycle that they are trapped in. It’s an endless loop of treading over the same ground with the same results. This is why this intellectually bankrupt party needs to be defeated in November.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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