Next Speaker Of The House Kevin McCarthy Admits Benghazi Investigation Is A Sham

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In a stunning revelation, the likely next Speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) admitted that the point of the Benghazi investigation is to get Hillary Clinton.

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Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) stunningly admitted to Sean Hannity on Fox News that the real point of the House Benghazi investigation is to harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

McCarthy gave Hannity an example of how he is going to lead the House And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. A select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known that any of that had happened had we not fought to make that happen.”

McCarthy admitted the truth. The point of the Benghazi investigation isn’t to find, “the truth.” The seven previous Benghazi investigations already accomplished that goal. The point of the House Benghazi investigation was to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Republicans in the House are abusing their investigative powers to injure the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination politically. McCarthy did try to hide the fact that the purpose of the investigation is partisan politics.

By the way, for all of his faults, John Boehner was relatively smooth in interviews. Kevin McCarthy couldn’t handle Sean Hannity’s softballs and was constantly on the defensive. Republicans may end up missing Boehner a lot more than they thought they would. McCarthy isn’t Speaker yet, and he has already blown the GOP’s Benghazi cover story.

Now that the incoming Speaker of the House has admitted that the Benghazi investigation is a fraud, it would be a good time for our fact allergic media to start asking some questions about why Republicans felt it was necessary to investigate Benghazi for an eighth time right before the next presidential election.

The left has long known the real motivation behind the Benghazi hearings, but since McCarthy is taking credit for the Republican abuse of power, it is time for the American people to demand that investigators be investigated, and for Republicans to be held accountable for their blatant abuses of office.

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57 Replies to “Next Speaker Of The House Kevin McCarthy Admits Benghazi Investigation Is A Sham”

  1. This is a repost
    Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the Benghazi Committee, responds:

    “This stunning concession from Rep. McCarthy reveals the truth that Republicans never dared admit in public: the core Republican goal in establishing the Benghazi Committee was always to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and never to conduct an even-handed search for the facts. It is shameful that Republicans have used this tragedy and the deaths of our fellow Americans for political gain. Republicans have blatantly abused their authority in Congress by spending more than $4.5 million in taxpayer funds to pay for a political campaign against Hillary Clinton.”
    http://democrats.benghazi.house.gov/news/press-releases/cummings-responds-to-gop-leader-s-admission-about-the-benghazi-committee

  2. In 1998 Hillary talked about a far rightwing conspiracy and people — including the media — made fun of her.
    She was absolutely correct then. She would be absolutely correct now.

  3. I’m surprised Fox “News” allowed that admission to be broadcast, but it probably didn’t sink in to their base anyway.

  4. I am as liberal a person as you can find but I would like to interject a little reality here. There was no reveal of the sham investigation being instigated just to hurt Hillary. It was of course, but this interview did not state that. Keeping my stomach in check, I listened to Hannity and heard the statement that the result of the investigation hurt Hillary and made her seem less credibility. I know the bogus investigation was started for that purpose and was hoping for an admittence in the interview. But ,alas, none was actually there. A nice headline but nothing but the usual insanity from Hannity.

  5. With that statement on Hannity, only the die hard, brain dead republican base saw it. Glad Cummings is calling them on it. Now more dems need to spit that back in repub faces everytime they bring it up.

  6. “I’m surprised Fox “News” allowed that admission to be broadcast, but it probably didn’t sink in to their base anyway.”

    It likely did sink in. The problem is that the GOP and their voting base has a “Win by any means necessary” mentality. That’s the reason they continue to tell blatant lies. They know that many, if not most voters, are too lazy to research for facts, so they’d rather just sit down in front of the TV and let some talking head feed them garbage that they’re willing to accept as the gospel. Our media are literally brainwashing millions of people all across this country.

  7. McCarthy is pretty dense to so proudly announce that he and his fk upped ilk are so deceitful. Repugs are vile, conniving jerks and I hate them for the damages they have inflicted on our country.

  8. The Republicans and MSM have been after Hillary Clinton since her days as FLOTUS. They’ve been playing a long game to undermine her credibility.

    They don’t have to *prove* anything (and they haven’t). They just keep repeating that she’s untrustworthy; publishing negative stories about her; and conducting investigations to give the impression that she’s guilty of something.

    Nearly a quarter century of lies, innuendo, libel, slander, propaganda.

    The result? Lots of people assume it’s all true, or at least that there’s cause for suspicion. In fact, there are voters who’ve heard the smears their entire adult lives.

    We’ve all heard them say things like, “I don’t know… there’s just something about her I don’t like.”

    This is unjust. Condemned without being guilty.

    Words of wisdom from Carly Fiorina (?!): “Politics is a fact-free zone. People just say things.” http://www.dailykos.com

  9. The only reason you’re saying that is because you think Trey has a better chance than you……you’re shady bro. You know the investigation is legit….just wait until we have Clinton’s account from her emails on her private server

  10. Too bad our media will not report this nor will any right fox viewer admit the Benghazi investigations are bogus and a waste of taxpayer money.

    But someone should use the snippet in an ad against the republicans and highlight the waste of taxpayer money on a witch hunt against taking Hillary Clinton’s poll number.
    This investigation had nothing to do with national security but a bogus partisan attack.

  11. GOP continues to stomp their feet about the deficit, when they are the ones responsible for growing it to the extreme. They have used all these bogus hearings as free to GOP tax payer funded campaign tools, against Hillary. They are desperate and know they can’t win in 2016 on legitimate grounds. SLIME! Their party is falling apart at the seems. The old timers have done nothing to stand up to the Tea party hijackers. Although they deserve what they get, we the people end up suffering because of it. This McCarthy is another patsy. He’s ignorant, and will be controlled or ousted just like Boehner. The Founding Fathers have got to be rolling over in their graves.

  12. From what I understand is his district is about 35% Hispanic and he is against immigration reform. Whats up with that?

  13. This story is a SHAM. Watch the interview! How misleading. McCarthy didn’t admit any such thing. He said Hillary’s numbers were high, and they launched the investigation, and as people began to look into what happened, her trust number went down. Rightly so.

    The American people are not dumb. They can tell when someone continually lies to them.

  14. Does “the GAUNTLET” ring a bell?

    With the END result of the CUMMULATIVE results being SEVEN investigations by her most unethical and ruthless, decades old enemas… being Hillary SEVEN TIMES VETTED and (gop) LOSERS cheering for OH MG and ZERO!!!!!!

    Think the REDS might have learned SOMETHING BY NOW!

  15. California’s 23rd congressional district
    50.6% White, 5.9% Black, 4.5% Asian, 35.5% Hispanic, 3.5[1]% other

    It’s very sparsely populated area with farmland as far as the eye can see, and those whites are mainly rural red-necks.
    Driving I-5 you rarely see anyone, except for the those out in the fields picking produce. It butts up to LA county with 17 million people.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_23rd_congressional_district#/media/File:California_US_Congressional_District_23_(since_2013).tif

    It’s part of the produce department of the World, so a big chunk of the 35% are probably illegal immigrants who can’t vote.

  16. We can “hopefully” get the $$$$ back but we will NEVER get the WASTED TIME back!!!
    Unless HG Wells still has his time machine and Rod Taylor is willing to back in time.

    Just like 61 friggin times they’ve voted on repealing OBAMACARE, that WASTED TIME is NEVER comming back.

    They have done ABOSOLUTLY NOTHING CONSTRUCTIVE since becoming the majority party in congress.

    I want California’s Nancy Pelosi back as SOTH, when things got DONE.
    Yes, liberal Californians know how to do things, like take a $24 BILLION state budget deficit and turn in into a $6.7 BILLION surplus. Thank you Jerry Brown.

    The 111th Congress, led by Speaker of the house democrat from California Nancy Pelosi, is one of the most productive in History, next to the 89th that came in with John William McCormack, a democrat from Massachusetts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/111th_United_States_Congress

  17. I’m a Democrat and a Hillary supporter and came to this article in the hopes of sharing it with my “on the fence” friends to help convince them she is being treated unfairly. But I watched (aka suffered through) this entire interview and couldn’t find the place where McCarthy admits the investigation was purely political (thought I am convinced it absolutely is anyway). Could someone please provide a quote from the interview where he says such – even if it’s just inferred? Thank you!

  18. MCCARTHY: … What you’re going to see is a conservative speaker, that takes a conservative Congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought and made that happen.

  19. Yup, Trey has a better chance at LYING.

    All these scandels are FAKE and are ment to put a smoke screan up on the REPUBLICANS FAILURE to govern.

    I see that republican majority has done a lot of “good”.

  20. One thing I saw was Boehner wouldn’t piss on Hannity if he was on fire, NcCarthy however would give him an on air blow job.

  21. A continuation of Republican treason by the American Talliban , come on folks always refer to the Repubs as the American Talliban , make it stick !

  22. No Kidding—what will those Republican callers say on CSPAN tomorrow morning?? The Republicans have elevated their level of projection to the acme of revulsion! Hillary, they said, had no respect for those who died. The House and Senate Republicans have absolutely no shame. None, at all. They used the families and their time of mourning for political gain. They bastardized the tragedy for their own self interests.Only their rabid faithful got on the train and the hate filled right wing media played its role with Oscar caliber performances. I can only hope that some of the faithful will finally wake up to join the rest of us.

    The Republicans owe the American taxpayer tens of millions of dollars plus damages for the utter disregard for the offices they hold, and the neglect of the nation’s priorities (we all know what their priority has been).

  23. Then why are people still listening to the Republican lies? The Republicans in the house continuously waste our tax dollars on stupidity. This IS the seventh hearing about Benghazi, which means that either the first six were a sham, or this one is. I think they all were. Look at how much money they wasted trying to take away health care for the people over fifty times.

    Anyone that thinks the Republicans have any interest in serving the people of this nation, is a really gullible Shmuck!

  24. Do you think his point was more about saying that there was the will to actually try to conduct an actual investigation and that investigation did show that Hillary is not trustworthy. Those that believe that Hillary was not involved in pushing a phony narrative that a video was to blame to attempt to deflect her lack of oversight as to what occurred in Benghazi are not being honest. For the record, I have no opinion of McCarthy. Could care less if he becomes Speaker. But I do think the media is salivating unnecessarily because they think they came across a gotcha moment that will somehow clear Hillary. Nothing could be further from the truth. There’s a lot more to the dislike of Hillary than Benghazi.

  25. Did the GOP force Bill Clinton to solicit sex from an intern? Of course not. But of course it’s easier for a scorned woman to adapt to conspiracy theory as her new reality than it is to admit that ones own stupid actions are the actual reality.

  26. The intern was an adult and who made you the sex police. I swear you people would give a pass to a child molester but go out your way to condemn consenting adults who wants to have sex

  27. A majority of Americans did not blame Hillary directly for the actions of Terrorists so your post is irrelevant. They blamed her and the Administration for trying to lie about it for weeks after to downplay the seriousness of it to protect Democrats in an upcoming election. They knew it would reflect negatively so they chose purposefully to lie. The committee was formed to prove that lie.

  28. Damn you are dense. The US captured the terrorist who was one of the leaders and he said the video was the cause. I would link it but you dumbasses never read it because facts don’t mean anything to people like you

  29. After 7 investigations they found no wrong doing by the administration or Hillary Clinton so the committee to weed out knuckleheads have proven you are an idiot

  30. I agree with you on one point, there is more to why the right dislikes HC then Benghazi, but it has nothing to do with the job she did at the sate department. They know she is the most capable person out there, on either side, running for president. When the attacks in Benghazi happened the right thought they had been given a gift to exploit, even if it was devoid of facts. They’ve been afraid of her since she was FLOTUS, and tried to sink her then, but they couldn’t invent any dirt they could get to stick. The real reason they dislike her is, they’re afraid that the first woman president will be a success. Just like the first black president. Repulicans need to give up and go home. They haven’t given the country a decent preident since Eisenhower.

  31. All they talk about is defunding Obama care..they never talk about what they are going to replace it with because they don’t care who dies and suffers because they don’t have insurance.. They are not a friend to the American people.

  32. All they ever talk about is defunding Obama care. They never have had a plan on what to replace it with. Maybe it should be replaced but not totally defunded.This just goes to show they don’t care about people in America…They just know it cost too much money and get rid of it. They don’t care who dies or suffers because they cannot afford insurance. They are not brilliant.

  33. Keep this in mind. The point of the “investigations” was not to find out what happened in Benghazi: it was to destroy Hillary. Any negative information they hoped to find would hurt Hillary, and that was the intent.

    But guess what? They could find nothing that she did wrong. And how many hearings (witch hunts) have they conducted? 13 hearings, 50 briefings, and 25,000 pages of documents have been released. See: GOP Intel Report Debunks Its Own Party’s Nutty Benghazi Theories. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/republican-benghazi-investigation-debunks-conspiracy-theories-clears-obama-hillary

    “What happened in Benghazi, Libya, was a tragedy — not a scandal. And no amount of Republican witch hunting or wishful thinking will make it otherwise.” http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/06/opinion/kohn-benghazi-gop/

  34. When someone begins their comment with:

    “I’m a democrat”

    No you’re a tea bagger in democratic clothes.

  35. I apologize, djchefron. I am new to this site and clicked on the wrong reply box. I was replying to Amm.

  36. The witch hunt orchestrated by House Republicans in an effort to help themselves in elections by smearing their political opponents is unethical and should be immediately shut down. Clearly, the GOP is using the hearings for political gain. They do not care about the four Americans who died. They only care about themselves and the power they can grab.This why GOP will not win the presidency for quite sometime

  37. Everyone in the country, including most Republicans, understand the BENGHAZI!!! hearings are a sham and a scam. Republicans with a backbone will admit it.

    We knew this before McCarthy blew the whistle. Only fear of the democratic process and hatred for Hillary is keeping it going.

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