House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been forced to scold the House Science and Technology Committee for launching an investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email account, but not for reasons that would make any sort of traditional sense.
McCarthy isn't upset because they've launched yet another pointless investigation. He's upset because that's Trey Gowdy's job.
House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent letters of inquiry to the security companies responsible for protecting Clinton's email server which is not within the committee's jurisdiction according to McCarthy.
The letters have caught McCarthy’s attention, who told reporters he believed those inquiries should have been purview of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)
“I have the same impression as you, that it would be Gowdy's jurisdiction,” McCarthy said Monday afternoon, when asked whether Gowdy’s panel should be overseeing the investigation.
Can we keep our witch hunts straight here? Investigating the email account clearly falls within the jurisdiction of the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate.
Just because McCarthy says this is not the Science Committee's job doesn't mean Chairman Lamar Smith will stop. House Republicans don't exactly have a high opinion of Mister McCarthy.
None of them are going to stop. It's all Benghazi all the time between now and November and at that point in time we will have witnessed more than four years of "Benghazi!" which began before the attack was even over when Mitt Romney took the stage and used the ongoing attack as a prop.
How will the Science Committee find time for doing science-y things if they're too busy investigating an email account? Maybe it's actually for the best if they don't focus on science. Chairman Lamar Smith is a climate change denier.