Conservatives have been unable to find any substantive reasons to rule out Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland's confirmation so they've turned to the fantastical and the absurd.
I know you're shocked.
The latest attack on Garland comes from Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller and it's all about Benghazi! with a special appearance by Larry Klayman's Judicial Watch.
The Caller article, citing a press release from discredited conservative group Judicial Watch, claimed Garland repeated a Benghazi falsehood during a January 10, 2013, hearing over Judicial Watch's attempt to force the Obama administration to release images of Osama bin Laden's body. (The court ultimately rejected Judicial Watch's challenge.)
While discussing national security concerns over the release of sensitive images during oral arguments, Garland said, "And we do know of examples where in this country we would think that the release of certain things would not have lead to this, and yet there were, not very long ago a video was released that did lead to death of an American ambassador, of other people, of riots in other cities."
That's it. That's the attack. Garland accurately referred to news reports about Benghazi! while hearing a completely unrelated case.
I should say we know it to be unrelated. It's not clear if Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller are implying something more sinister.