The game is truly over for Republicans. Even Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly is admitting that the Benghazi investigation is nothing more than a political stunt to damage Hillary Clinton.
While appearing on Fox News’s The Five, O’Reilly said, “You don’t think the Benghazi thing is political? Of course, it’s political….If you think those guys, those Republicans on that panel don’t want to bring down Hillary Clinton, you’re six years old. Of course, they do.”
A release from the Hillary Clinton claimed that a penchant for telling the truth is spreading across the Republican Party, “A penchant for truth telling is spreading across the Republican Party. Last night on FOX, leading conservative voice Bill O’Reilly echoed House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments on the House Benghazi Committee’s partisan nature. While the American people have always known that the Benghazi Committee is a taxpayer-funded campaign against Hillary Clinton, the continued admissions by leading conservatives is a sign that even they are done pretending that this was ever about anything other than hurting Hillary Clinton.”
Republicans can’t put the genie back in the bottle. Thanks to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the word is out. Fox News has spent years whipping up Benghazi as a serious political scandal, so it is big news when their top rated host goes on the air and debunks one his employer’s favorite political myths.
As political issues, Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s emails are dead as doornails.
Republicans are going to try to inject as much theater into Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi as they can, but the show is over before it ever got started.
Even the top dog at Fox News is admitting that Benghazi is a plot to bring down Hillary Clinton.
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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