As you sit there seething over this, lefties, consider one thing: This would be over already if all parties involved had just told the truth. But they didn’t, and they’re not about to start now.
Which is why this is happening. Peter Sullivan, The Hill:
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said the special committee he’ll lead on Benghazi could continue into the 2016 campaign, when Hillary Clinton might be running for the White House.
Asked about that posibility Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Gowdy said the length of his work would depend on the administration’s level of cooperation.
“It would be shame on us if we intentionally dragged this out for political expediency,” said Gowdy, the special committee’s chairman. “On the other hand, if an administration is slow-walking document production I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.”
Here’s Gowdy vs. the Morning Joe brain trust:
I hope Mika got a definition for “talismanically” in her earpiece.
She’s skeptical that there’s a cover-up. Hey, just because evidence was covered up doesn’t mean there’s a cover-up. Words don’t necessarily mean things.
And Chuck Todd thinks the Benghazi investigation has a “whiff of politics.” But his razor-keen sense of smell detects nothing out of the ordinary in lying about a murdered ambassador to get through an election that was predicated on the incumbent’s supposed national security acumen. What was political about that?
Greetings, #BenghaziDeniers. Why shouldn’t Rep. Gowdy get the evidence he’s asking for? Why is it okay to hide relevant evidence until after an election? Why are you pretending you wouldn’t be howling with rage if Obama were a Republican?
Tell us more about why this doesn’t matter. You may begin.
Update: And now, a few words from our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters.
Little known fact: Monica Lewinsky is how Republicans pronounced Benghazi in the 1990s.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) May 7, 2014
The Republicans are hyping the Benghazi hearings like they are about to launch a new TV series: what should we call this?
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) May 6, 2014
Thinking of saying "Benghazi" while debating tomorrow on the House floor. Just to see what happens. #moleg
— Rep. Stacey Newman (@staceynewman) May 7, 2014
I’m sure the survivors of Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty appreciate such wit. Turning Benghazi into a punchline is a good idea politically, if you don’t mind being heartlessly stupid and cruel.