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.
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.
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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