A day after Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., boasted that the Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation helped tank Hillary Rodham Clinton’s poll numbers, the majority leader’s spokesman insisted the investigations into Clinton “have nothing to do with politics.” “This Administration’s stark refusal and indifference to oversight and accountability of the State Department, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services continues to be an affront to the American people, who have been left in the dark by this Administration on what happened in Benghazi, what happened in Fast and Furious, and what is happening with taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood,” said McCarthy spokesman Matt Sparks.
“The Select Committee on Benghazi has always been focused on getting the facts about the attacks on our diplomatic facilities in Libya that led to the death of four Americans. This was the right thing to do and the Committee has worked judiciously and honestly. As a result of that work, there are now numerous investigations being conducted — including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These inquiries have nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the consequences of what the former Secretary has done and her confusing, conflicting, and demonstrably false responses.”
Sparks comments come as numerous Democrats — and Clinton’s campaign — have used McCarthy’s boast as proof that the Benghazi Committee was all about politics from the get-go .
McCarthy Credits Benghazi Committee for Hillary Clinton’s Falling Poll Numbers
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