On his Wednesday radio program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Wednesday testimony about last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi were designed to help her politically.
“What was happening here was the cleansing of Mrs. Clinton’s record in advance of her presidential run in 2016,” Limbaugh said. “Folks, this was banana republic kind of stuff. It was the kind of — you talk about two different worlds and isolation — the ruling class, the political class existing within its own borders, and its own world, and its own set of rules and taking care of each other and making sure that everything’s fine.”
Limbaugh also had a theory tying these hearings to Clinton’s campaign debt, which had just reportedly been paid off.
“Do you realize just this week her campaign debt was paid off?” Limbaugh said. “Do you think there’s any coincidence in the fact her campaign debt was paid off and her appearance before the joint committee today to talk about the guy in Benghazi? I don’t. I don’t think there’s any coincidence at all — got the campaign debt paid off and she’s free and clear, ready to go for 2016. And they’ve just tried to make amends because they gave her the shaft. It was hers in 2008, folks. And in came Obama and we all know what happened.”