Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif. and potential future speaker of the House) stunningly admitted to Sean Hannity on Fox News that the real point of the House Benghazi investigation is to harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“Republicans have spent millions attacking Hillary because she’s fighting for everything they oppose, from affordable healthcare to equal pay”, the first spot, titled “Admit”, proclaims.
Hillary Clinton tried to put to rest lingering questions about her e-mail practices during a nationally televised interview from New Hampshire Monday morning – part of a larger attempt to regain her foothold in the Granite State.
By highlighting her gun control plans here, Clinton is making plain she sees the issue as timely and broadly politically palatable for Democrats and independent voters. You’ll remember that the House majority leader (and presumptive successor to Speaker John Boehner) bragged that the committee investigating insurgents’ 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound there had essentially served its objective by lowering Hillary Clinton’s polling numbers.
The trust factor: After McCarthy’s initial comments aired, Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon accused McCarthy of having “confessed that the committee set up to look into the deaths of four fearless Americans at Benghazi is a taxpayer-funded sham”. She called the panel a “political, partisan committee for the sole goal of going after me, not trying to make our diplomats who serve in risky areas safer”. The once sure fire Presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket is experiencing everything from polling problems to the incoming candidacy of Joe Biden.
The No. 2 House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, suggested Democrats on the committee may cease their participation in the panel after Clinton’s testimony on October 22.
Emily Schillinger, a spokeswoman for Boehner, said late Monday in response to the ad: “This is a classic Clinton attempt to distract from her record of putting classified information at risk and jeopardizing our national security, all of which the FBI is investigating”.
“Although he’s voted with us on audit the fed, he’s in a position now where he could help us but won’t take a position”, Paul said.
The previous secretary of state will layout four particular proposition amid a couple of town corridor occasions in New Hampshire, all of which are certain to move exceptional restriction from firearm rights advocates. The integrity of Chairman Gowdy, the Committee and the work they’ve accomplished is beyond reproach. She told NBC she was looking forward to her appearance “to explain everything we’ve done, everything that I asked to happen”. “Her numbers are dropping”.
Ware called Democratic threats to walk away from the committee after Clinton testifies “clear evidence” of “political duplicity”.