During an interview on Fox News, House Benghazi Select Committee Chair Rep. Trey Gowdy admitted that one of the main conspiracy theories fueling the GOP’s Benghazi investigation was false.
Rep. Gowdy (R-SC) said, “When you see the full transcript, and you will, you will see what Dana was talking about was a very small point. The posture of the troops. The order that was given by Panetta and the President. How that order was received. All of that is what we want to ask people about.Whether or not they could have gotten there in time, I don’t think there is any issue with respect to that–they couldn’t.”
Republicans have spent the last four years claiming that there was a “stand down order” conspiracy that led to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Rep. Gowdy screwed up the whole Republican plan when he admitted on Fox that the military could have never gotten there in time to save Amb. Stevens and the others.
Republicans have been claiming that he whole point of the investigation was to get to the truth. It turns out that the truth is in complete opposition to the conspiracy theories that Republicans have been trying to use against Hillary Clinton for years.
If the basis for the Republican investigation has been proven false, whey are they wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on this effort? The answer is that House Republicans are trying to win the presidential election by abusing their investigative powers to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The Benghazi investigation has fallen apart. It has gotten so bad for Republicans that even Chairman Trey Gowdy can’t hide the fact that he has nothing.
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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