Sunday, April 10, 2016

Benghazi Committee Still Burning Money in Washington

Trey Gowdy and fellow Republican members of the
House Select Committee on Benghazi, October 2015
Remember the House Republican's Benghazi Committee?  It was nearly six months ago that the GOP-led panel held a farcical, 11-hour hearing with Hillary Clinton, which only reinforced suspicions that the committee served no legitimate purpose.  

That was October of last year.  Believe it or not, the investigation still exists, and the panel's Democratic minority issued a statement (on Thursday) announcing the committee's newest milestone.

"Thursday marks the 700th day since the authorization of the Select Committee on Benghazi.  During this time, Republicans have discovered no new evidence that contradicts the key findings of the previous bipartisan and independent investigations."...

...What's more...the Benghazi investiation, which has cost American taxpayers over $6.5 million, isn't done.  There is no end date in mind... I suppose it's possible that it will simply continue forever...

...Seven separate congressional committees investigated the Benghazi attack before the Select Committee was even created.  This was already one of the most scrutinized events in American history.  Republican lawmakers, however, didn't quite care for what the evidence told them, so they effectively concluded, "Maybe an eighth committee will tell us something the other seven committees didn't."...

...If there's a coherent defense for this exercise, I can't think of it.

eye'm thynkin':  700+ days of putting American taxpayer money to the flame that burns in the hearts of congressional Republicans.  Fiscal responsibility at its finest.

Read more at MSNBC

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