Benghazi Congress

Select Committee Dem: Disband the Committee

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the Select Benghazi Committee, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times clearly stating in no uncertain terms what we've known to be true since before the committee even held its first meeting.

According to Schiff, the committee should be disbanded because it's a political farce.

Whatever their original purpose, the Select Committee’s leaders appear no longer to have any interest in Benghazi, except as the tragic events of that day may be used as a cudgel against the likely Democratic nominee for president.

The committee is solely concerned with damaging her candidacy, searching for something, anything, that can be insinuated against her. With all of the committee’s obsessive focus on Mrs. Clinton, you would think that she was a witness to the killings, instead of half a world away. [...]

A committee that cannot tell the American people what it is looking for after 16 months should be shut down. Otherwise, Benghazi will come to be remembered not for the tragedy that claimed four American lives, but for the terrible abuse of process that now bears its name.

I'd say we reached the point of Benghazi becoming synonymous with a political witch hunt long ago. There's a reason the deflated football scandal that roiled the NFL over the past 6 months is sometimes referred to as "Ballghazi." What was undoubtedly a horror for the families of those killed at the American embassy in Benghazi is now the butt of a joke thanks to the Republican party.

As I've said for a long time, Representative Schiff lays out the case that the GOP's use of congressional oversight to conduct opposition research will "haunt Congress for decades."

For over 4 years House Republicans have used the powers of oversight to conduct a series of successive and excessive inquisitions with absolutely nothing to show for it.

The Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Fast and Furious Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Email Account is just the latest hearing held by the same kangaroo court.