Now that the years-long Benghazi investigation has embarrassingly failed to produce any fruit, conspiracy theorists have turned their ire against the Benghazi Select Committee’s head, Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
One example is conservative radio host Michael Savage, who ripped into Gowdy yesterday in his radio show after the Committee released a new report that offered no new details on the September 11, 2012 attack on an American diplomatic compound in Libya.
“Trey Gowdy should be impeached for wasting my time!” Savage said. “He promised us a lot! Remember?”
“He had a Benghazi hearing three months ago and it was an embarrassment,” he continued. “Hillary turned them into idiots. Trey Gowdy. Here he is again now, $80 million later, what did he find out? What we knew already.”
Debunking a conspiratorial accusation by many on the right, the report conceded that United States military forces stationed in Europe could not have reached Benghazi in time to rescue those who died, among them Christopher Stevens who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
“The assets ultimately deployed by the Defense Department in response to the Benghazi attacks were not positioned to arrive before the final lethal attack,” the report said. “The fact that this is true does not mitigate the question of why the world’s most powerful military was not positioned to respond.”
Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Savage and other Benghazi conspiracists are standing by the claim that a “stand down” order was given, which they claim was a conscious effort on the part of Hillary Clinton to prevent help from reaching those whose lives were in danger.
Listen to the audio below, via Right Wing Watch:
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