Have you been trying to keep track of the various investigations that Republicans are spending your money on, when they are not giving it to oil companies to help subsidize them?
Well, you’ll be happy to know that Republicans’ manufactured Benghazi probe has now gone on longer than the Watergate investigation. It is the longest probe in Congressional history. It has cost more than 4.5 million of your dollars so far, and they’re just getting warmed up.
ABC News pointed out the Watergate comparison:
As of Monday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi has been active for 72 weeks — surpassing the record previously held by the Watergate Committee in the 1970s.
“The Benghazi Select Committee has now become one of the longest and least active congressional investigations in history,” ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., wrote in a statement. “The Committee has squandered the last 16 months and more than 4.5 million taxpayer dollars dredging up political attacks to impact the 2016 presidential election — a severe misuse of taxpayer funds and Congressional power.”
A probe into nothing has gone on longer than Watergate. Longer than any investigation into the Bush administration’s weapons of mass destruction propaganda. Longer than ignoring intel prior to 9/11.
This “investigation” is such a sham that Republicans have refused to allow witnesses to speak on camera, have never addressed their own defunding of security, have pretended to not believe the results of their own investigations that have shown this was a tragedy but not a conspiracy, and so much more.
This is your modern day Republican party– getting ready to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood so they can increase the abortion rate and investigating a non-issue longer than the very real scandal of Watergate was investigated because they desperately need something to throw at former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.
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