The interview ran late Tuesday night, giving Hillary Clinton’s campaign and allies time to prepare a counterattack. The House Select Committee on Benghazi is now the record holder, according to The Hill. Speaking on the Fox News program “Hannity”, McCarthy continued: “What are her numbers today?” Her numbers are dropping. Why? “Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen”.
There’s no question that the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attacks – and the resulting focus on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server – have hurt Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers. And Clinton surrogates widely declared that McCarthy’s comments vindicated those suspicions.
“This is a damning display of dishonesty by the possible next Speaker of the House”, said Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon.
Clinton is scheduled to testify before the committee in a public hearing on October. 22. “This confirms Americans’ worst suspicions about what goes on in Washington”.
The special committee investigation into the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attacks can now be described as the longest special congressional investigation in USA history.
A few of the statements blasting him can be found below. “It is about our four fellow Americans murdered three years ago, and ensuring we provide answers for their families and loved ones”.
However, the most consequential moment in the interview came when McCarthy highlighted the House Select Committee on Benghazi as a reason why when it comes to taking on the Democrats, he means business.
Schiff said that after 16 months and millions of dollars, the committee “has gained no new insights into the attacks in Benghazi” and reiterated calls for the panel to end.
Committee Chairman Republican Trey Gowdy says the investigation is still ongoing, often citing delays in getting documents including the State Department. House Republicans led by Trey Gowdy have shamelessly, recklessly and erroneously leaked misinformation to the media and blatantly fundraised off the tragedy to benefit Republicans in 2016.
Democrats immediately pounced on McCarthy’s remark, saying that the comment laid bare Republicans’ political motivations in launching the investigation. The committee has turned into a political punchline.