Democrats Turn Up The Heat By Forcing GOP To Vote On Killing Benghazi Committee


House Democrats are putting more pressure on Republicans by forcing them to vote on abolishing the bogus Benghazi Committee.

According to The Hill:

House Democrats on Wednesday will try to force a vote on abolishing the Select Committee on Benghazi, in a continued effort to seize on recent comments from No. 2 House Republican Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday moved ahead with a procedural effort known as a privileged resolution that will force the House to take a vote on killing the panel. The vote is expected later this week.


Republicans are completely on the defensive about the Benghazi Committee. Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy criticized Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Morning Joe, “Kevin has apologized as profusely as a human being can apologize. I went back and watched the interview, and what I tell folks back home, no matter how many times you put an earpiece in your ear and stare at a camera, you still screw up. And Kevin screwed up.”

From the ethics complaint against Rep. Kevin McCarthy to pressuring for votes, there is a coordinated Democratic strategy at work to expose the Committee for what it really is.

The questions that Democrats are raising are shaping the perception of Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the Select Committee on October 22. Republicans were hoping to use her testimony as a platform to criticize and bring down the likely Democratic nominee.

The Democratic pressure tactics are working. Republicans are being forced to defend their strategy that was supposed to put Democrats on the defensive. Democrats have listened to Republicans use the deaths of four Americans for political purposes for years.

Majority Leader McCarthy finally gave Democrats the opening that they needed, and now House Democrats are pushing back.

20 Replies to “Democrats Turn Up The Heat By Forcing GOP To Vote On Killing Benghazi Committee”

  1. The GOP are hideous! The cut funding to protect the embassy, it’s attacked, and instead of admitting it was the sequester they imposed that caused the deaths, they decided to use their deaths to benefit them politically.
    It’s pure evil. Thanks to McCarthy and his mouth, the GOP are finally put on defense about this!!

    Thank you Kevin McCarthy for your putting your big Irish foot in your mouth! Talk about the gift of gab!

  2. Don’t you just love it when the GOP/Tea Party gets handed it’s head by WOMEN? Solid Democratic women, I might add!

  3. If you chose to take the Blue pill you will stay in the REAL world, but if you chose the Red pill you have proven that you don’t know what the REAL world is.

  4. I called my local democratic reps and demanded that the dems must investigate this fraudulent GOP Benghazi committee.

  5. Instead of the GOP using Hillary’s upcoming appearance before the now discredited & disgraced Benghazi committee to attack her politically, the tables have turned and now Hillary Clinton will use it to attack and humiliate those same republican bastards. Karma!

  6. “. . . what I tell folks back home, no matter how many times you put an earpiece in your ear and stare at a camera, you still screw up. And Kevin screwed up.”

    Yep, Kevin “Surfer Boy” McCarthy screwed up and spoke the truth instead of restating the official Republican lie. Republicans cannot handle the truth.

  7. Dereliction of duty, malfeasance in office… the list is endless. About tie our elected reps cleaned their own house.

  8. Slight correction: the “embassy” in Benghazi is not an embassy, but a consulate. Embassies are located in the countries’ capitals.

  9. Door #1: Immediate shutdown of this cabal. Admit this bogus committee achieves nothing in bringing closure for the American deaths at Benghazi. Stop pretending it’s not a partisan lynching party.

    Follow with immediate and public investigations of GOP members for ethics violations; waste, fraud, and abuse; and anything else we can throw at their fockfaces.

    Door #2: Bring it on. Hillary Clinton testifies before their kangaroo court. SHE. EATS. THEM. ALIVE. Fun to watch. Then immediately shut down this farce; follow with aforementioned investigations.

    Hmm, Door #2 might be better. It would keep the GOP from claiming that Dems forced them to shut down so that Clinton didn’t have to testify.

    Yep, they’d LOVE another conspiracy theory to exploit. They’d play the victim and pretend to be justice fighters. [Whining] They were sooo close but the Dems stonewalled their search for the truth!

    Well, I’d love for them NOT to get what they want.

  10. I just want to say where was Pelosi when she was Speaker and the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate. Why didn’t she start impeachment proceedings against Bush/Cheney?

  11. Harvard-educated First Lady.

    Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
    She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where
    I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”

    Excuse me? Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America?

    – Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania.
    – Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia.
    – John Adams was born in Massachusetts.
    – Only eight of the 56 were not born in America. Surely she knew thi…

  12. Nice job with semantics. They were all born before there was a United States of America. They were all British citizens at the time of their births. So, you see, they were born British and became Americans. The 50 new citizens probably could have explained that to you.

  13. Jim,
    Nice Job in clearing that up for Bob Thomas. His snark was obvious for the First Lady, who by the way DID her research before she spoke, unlike Bob and others who tend to do the opposite.

    BTW I bet you that most of us didn’t know that fact, or didn’t figure it out in that manner (Meaning that these men were born before America was declared an independent nation). We learn much on Politicususa.
    that’s why I am a fan of this site. One of the best, by the way. Lot’s of very intelligent, knowledgeable folks contribute daily.

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