Friday, October 2, 2015

In case you missed it: Kevin McCarthy's admission that Benghazi was always a partisan weapon aimed at Hillary Clinton

Rachel Maddow and guests have a lot to say about that. Check out Rachel's video and Steve Benen's followup here. In brief:

It’s been about a day since the political world was confronted with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) unexpected candor: the Republican’s taxpayer-financed Benghazi committee, he acknowledged, is all about the GOP’s "strategy to fight and win" against Hillary Clinton. It’s not, in other words, about investigating an attack that left four Americans dead.

The McCarthy quotes from an interview with Fox News follow (from today's post by AZBlueMeanie).

"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" McCarthy asked. "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, had we not fought." "I give you credit for that," said Hannity. "I’ll give you credit where credit is due."

This is what we’re going to do, Sean, and we’re not going to be able to do it alone: We’re going to put a strategy together. Just as we do a select committee on Planned Parenthood, so we go out across the country, and they see. The president won’t even watch those videos. The Democrats won’t watch those videos. We need America to watch those videos. And you know what? We need your help as well.

That admission, on national television, suggests to some that McCarthy, the presumed next Speaker of the House, is in way over his head. Democratic Reps are sufficiently angry to be considering walking out of the Benghazi committee.

Whether wittingly or not, McCarthy has followed Fox News into the strategy of Movement Conservatism - foisting lies onto the American public in pursuit of the ongoing radical right-wing takeover of America by the destruction of our democracy. See related posts here today.

No comments:

Post a Comment