It is now a well known fact that the GOP’s Benghazi hearings were a colossal failure for the right. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy even practically admitted live on Fox News that the committee was designed to kill Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
After that strategic blunder, McCarthy quickly withdrew from the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Further, it has been revealed that Chairman Gowdy is being bankrolled heavily by an anti-Hilly SuperPAC which states that their organization was “created for one reason only—to ensure Hillary Clinton never becomes President of the United States.”
Gowdy really should have seen this train wreck of his own making coming. Even before the hearings began, the Democrat’s talking points were already taking shape, and they were legitimate. Back in May, CNN’s Jake Tapper pointed out that the faulty intelligence concerning the Iraq war isn’t getting nearly as much Republican attention as the Benghazi situation. Tapper said:
“Republicans in general did not seem to have this appetite to find out what went wrong when incorrect intelligence was used to push the war in Iraq. Do you see why some people might say, ‘Why is this more important than that war which resulted in the deaths of more than 4,500 American soldiers and countless innocent Iraqis?
Gowdy stuttered and repeated a stock answer about what the hearings would and wouldn’t be:
“At the end of the day, you may say he’s not very smart, but no one’s going to say that I’m not fair. This is not going to be a kangaroo court, and if I thought it were I would not have participated.”
Watch video of the exchange below. A longer version of the segment can be found at Mediaite.