In a development that shouldn't surprise anyone, House Republicans seem to have lost their appetite for chicken fucking now that Hillary Clinton is out of the picture.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has gone silent as the most openly corrupt president-elect in history prepares to take office, and now House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says it's time to "take a deep breath" and back away from endless investigations.
“I never think in Congress that you just pick, to go in the instance that you’re going after someone, and there’s not something there,” McCarthy said. [...]
“I think for too long, some of these rules have been used that way, and I think it’s been a bad thing, and it’s harmed the ability for people all to work together,” McCarthy said. “Let’s take a deep breath. We’re going into a new year, we’ve got big problems before us.”
He's not necessarily wrong, but you may recall that Kevin McCarthy was once poised to become the Speaker of the House before he made the fatal mistake of telling the truth.
McCARTHY: Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would’ve known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.
McCarthy admitted that the endless investigation of Hillary Clinton was politically motivated and that their witch hunt was having the intended affect of harming Clinton's approval ratings. McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration for the speakership after his caucus members admonished him for giving the game away.
He's right that Congress shouldn't "go after someone" when there's nothing there, but that's exactly what they've been doing for the past six years. Chairman Jason Chaffetz has carried the torch passed down to him by former inquisitor Darrel Issa who only left the position because he was forced to by term limits.
For them to back away now solidifies the Oversight Committee's image of being a partisan political tool.