Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was angry and showed by ripping Republicans for exploiting Benghazi during an interview on NBC’s Today.
When asked if she would feel the same way about the investigation if Karl Rove or Dick Cheney were using private email, Clinton went off:
I would never have done that. Look at the situation they chose to exploit to go after me for political reasons. The death of four Americans in Benghazi. I knew the Ambassador. I identified him. I asked him to go there. I asked the President to nominate him.
There have been seven investigations, led mostly by Republicans in the Congress. They were nonpartisan, and they reached conclusions that, first of all, I and nobody did anything wrong, but there were changes we could make. This committee was set up, as they have admitted, for the purpose of making a partisan political issue out of the deaths of four Americans. I would never have done that. If I were president, and there were Republicans or Democrats thinking about that, I would have done everything to shut it down.
For Clinton, Benghazi is personal. She has every right to be outraged by the Republican attempts to use the death of four Americans for partisan political gain. Politically speaking, Kevin McCarthy destroyed the House Republican Benghazi investigation when he admitted that the purpose of the Select Committee is to bring Hillary Clinton down.
The Democratic frontrunner is casting the email scandal in a new light. The House Republicans were never interested in the truth. The House Select Committee on Benghazi was always about bringing down the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
Hillary Clinton is fighting back, and her attacks on the morality and credibility of Republicans are strong enough to turn the tide of her campaign and set her back on course to the White House.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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