In his opening statement at Thursday’s hearing, Rep. [crscore]Elijah Cummings[/crscore] — the ranking member on the House Select Committee on Benghazi — said it’s impossible for any reasonable person to deny that the committee is being used by Republicans to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“The Republican caucus did not like the answers they got from those investigations, so they set up this select committee with no rules, no deadline and an unlimited budget,” Cummings said. “And they set them loose, madam secretary, because you’re running for president. Clearly it is possible to conduct a serious bipartisan investigation.”
“What is impossible is for any reasonable person to continue denying that Republicans are squandering millions of taxpayer dollars on this abusive effort to derail Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign,” he said.