Benghazi committee shoots self in foot, limps away $4.5 million later
Paul Waldman notices that the committee has gotten to the point of twisting in the wind.
… Not only are Democrats talking to reporters about why this ,,committee is a mess, Republicans are too. Any time you see a passage like this, with competing interpretations of what’s going on behind the scenes, it’s a good bet that people are maneuvering to shape public perception to their advantage, and it can become a little hard to know for certain where the truth lies. But it looks like Gowdy, perhaps with the help of allies, is trying to say, Look, this mess isn’t my fault, it’s Boehner’s. Maybe it was inevitable that this committee would become either a joke or a scandal in its own right, given the fact that it was established after seven separate investigations had already examined the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi and failed to find any administration wrongdoing or support for all the outlandish conspiracy theories conservatives had clung to… PaulWaldman,WaPo
Thing is, the committee members have been having a ball. Parties. Clubs. Fancy eats. All of that. As often happens, the “Clinton” and “Benghazi” and “email” stuff will all fade into the background and what will be remembered is a dominant Republican Congressional group using “investigation” as an excuse for partisan pablum and partying.
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