Democratic leadership is finally saying what some of us, present company included, have been saying for nearly the last five years: this Republican witch hunt is unethical.
Pelosi said McCarthy’s comments show the panel is political, “unethical” and should be dismantled.
“It's just a stunning admission on the part of the Republican leader that the Benghazi Committee was created with a political purpose in mind. In fact, it's really an ethical question,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “It makes the whole operation practically an unethical operation.”
We all know the Select Bullshit Committee is a politically-motivated farce, but more specifically it's an unethical farce.
It's unethical to use taxpayer dollars to run a politically-motivated, partisan witch hunt out of the House of Representatives and you can be damn sure Republicans would say the same if Democrats were leading the charge. If we had a functioning Ethics Committee, the entire Republican leadership structure would be under investigation, but unfortunately Republicans also control that committee and they aren't about to investigate their own leadership.
The Bullshit Committee is just the latest unethical farce carried out by House Republicans whose unethical activities can be traced back to 2011 when former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa launched a series of investigations into everything from Solyndra to Sesame Street.
House Republicans have spent the last five years investigating one fake scandal after another and they have absolutely nothing to show for it. No smoking guns. No impeachments. The endless drip of conspiracy theories and innuendo has not delivered the White House to them.
I've been shouting it from the rooftop for years: Republicans have irreparably harmed the entire idea of congressional oversight. It won't be taken seriously again for a generation. It may be fair to say they've undermined the legitimacy of the Ethics Committee as well.