All those patriots with the Benghazi ribbons on their profile should be furious at the revelations coming out. Right? pic.twitter.com/OQ3ZfEjQAx
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 12, 2015
Nice forwardable summary from Paul Waldman, in the Washington Post, “The tide turns against the Benghazi committee“:
Could this be the time when Benghazi finally turned from a liability to an asset for Hillary Clinton? If so, it’ll be because the issue has now become less about what the select committee Republicans set up to investigate the matter has found, and more about the committee itself.
Perhaps this would have happened even if House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hadn’t admitted two weeks ago what everyone already knew, that the driving purpose of the select committee was to harm Hillary Clinton’s political prospects. That one statement has had a remarkable political impact, torpedoing McCarthy’s bid to become speaker of the House, giving Clinton the opportunity to start attacking the committee in ads, and apparently making lots of people in the press decide that the time has finally come to start taking a serious look at what this committee has been doing for the last 17 months.
No news outlet in America has been more fervent in its pursuit of Hillary Clinton than the New York Times, but take a look at this article on their front page [Monday], about how the select committee has all but abandoned Benghazi to focus almost entirely on trying to find something damaging on Hillary Clinton…
When John Boehner created this committee a year and a half ago, he was insistent that there was nothing partisan about it, and pointed to the appointment of Gowdy, a former prosecutor, as proof that the investigation would be serious and substantive. I was skeptical at the time about how much sober professionalism Gowdy would bring to the proceedings — his principal qualification seemed to be an eagerness to shout angrily at witnesses during hearings — and nothing that has happened since has proved me wrong…
When you’ve lost Jake Tapper...
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 12, 2015
Apart from That Event in Las Vegas, what’s on the agenda for the day?