He opened his mouth and for once, the truth jumped out. And that’s not something I’ll say often when talking about a Republican. This is the exception to the rule.
In an interview with Sean Hannity Tuesday night, the man who will likely take over as House Speaker when John Boehner officially leaves at the end of October, confirmed what everybody already suspected – that the so-called ‘Benghazi Committee’ was formed by Republicans to damage the credibility of Hilary Clinton.
“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” Kevin McCarthy proudly asked on the Republican propaganda machine called Fox News. “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 any of that had happened.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the committee, said McCarthy’s comments were just further evidence that the Benghazi Committee was a waste of taxpayer money.
“This stunning concession from Rep. McCarthy reveals the truth that Republicans never dared admit in public: the core Republican goal in establishing the Benghazi Committee was always to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and never to conduct an even-handed search for the facts,” Cummings said in a statement. “It is shameful that Republicans have used this tragedy and the deaths of our fellow Americans for political gain. Republicans have blatantly abused their authority in Congress by spending more than $4.5 million in taxpayer funds to pay for a political campaign against Hillary Clinton.”