Benghazi Ethics

Kevin McCarthy Asks You to Stop “Playing Politics” With His Politics

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy continued his week-long apology tour at a press conference this morning where he accused critics of "playing politics."

“Let’s be very clear: Benghazi is not polit­ic­al,” Mc­Carthy said. “It was cre­ated for one pur­pose and one pur­pose only: to find the truth on be­half of the fam­il­ies of the four dead Amer­ic­ans. Peri­od.” [...] “The integrity of [com­mit­tee chair­man Rep.] Trey Gowdy, the in­teg­rity of the work that has been done has nev­er come in­to ques­tion and it nev­er should be. Stop play­ing polit­ics,” he ad­ded.”

That's the joke.

The man who openly admitted they created the Select Benghazi Committee to tackle an "unbeatable" Hillary Clinton, and then directly credited the committee for sinking her poll numbers, says his opponents need to "stop playing politics."

If Republicans ever stopped playing politics, I don't know what they'd do.

  • Badgerite

    The reason they have spent so much time and government money on attacking Hillary Clinton and the reason they have always attacked her is that they perceive her as a threat to their power. And they may be right about that.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The integrity of [com­mit­tee chair­man Rep.] Trey Gowdy, the in­teg­rity of the work that has been done has nev­er come in­to ques­tion

    Piece of advice, Kevin. When you’re trying to convince folks of your sincerity, you shouldn’t include an obvious lie right smack in the middle of it.

  • fry1laurie

    Bell & Howell didn’t project as much as McCarthey just did.

  • 1933john

    OK, Kev baby!

    “Never mind what I told you–you do as I tell you”
    – W. C. Dukenfield

  • muselet

    The integrity of [com­mit­tee chairman Rep.] Trey Gowdy, the integrity of the work that has been done has nev­er come in­to ques­tion and it nev­er should be.

    “The integrity of the work that has been done has never come into question.” For certain, highly-restricted definitions of “integrity,” “work” and “never,” perhaps.

    Kevin McCarthy is trying hard not to let what Stephen Colbert called his “iittle white truth” sink his run for Speaker. I predict it won’t work, that at the end of the process he won’t even be part of the House leadership.

    “Stop play­ing polit­ics,” he ad­ded.

    You first.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      That’s odd. The link works for me. I just tried it.

      Here’s video of the press conference. McCarthy’s comments come at about 30 seconds in.

      http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4554311/representatives-kevin-mccarthy-john-boehner-house-benghazi-committee

      “Stop playing politics” at 0:50

      • muselet

        I can get to the home page and the tabs take me where they’re supposed to, but clicking on stories gives me a white page. I thought my ad blocker might be causing the problem, but excluding National Journal’s domain didn’t fix it. Flash is up to date. I also thought it might be Blur, which blocks web trackers, but I just checked on another Mac not running Blur and got a white page.

        The page does load on my iPad (complete with a Phillips advert right in the middle of the screen I can’t make go away), so it’s some weird interaction with Macs but not all Apple products.

        –alopecia

      • 1933john

        Works for me.
        Boner looks and sounds drunk as usual.
        Kev baby has the “oh shit, I not going admit I fuck’d up” look on his face.