Benghazi: Dems Frantic Over Special Committee
Benghazi: Dems Frantic Over Special Committee
You probably already know that Rep. John Boehner has finally called a special committee to fully investigate Benghazi. You probably also know that Rep. Trey Gowdy is going to head that committee. This is great news for conservatives demanding answers; Gowdy is on record as saying he doesn’t care whose career gets ruined over the affair, and for some reason every time he gets near a microphone he manages to simultaneously make conservatives cheer and liberals crap themselves.
What you might not know, however, is how rabid the Left is getting over this. Let’s break it down. Hillary is on record making her infamous “What difference, at this point, does it make?” comment, and liberals cannot have people taking Hillary down, since she’s the Next Great Thing they’ll be pushing toward the White House. The Dems do NOT want an investigation into Benghazi because they don’t want the administration exposed for the disgusting caricature it is. They have to keep minimizing Benghazi because if they don’t, more of We the People will wake up. Never mind that one of the suspects in the attack sat and calmly sipped a strawberry frappe in plain sight only a few weeks after the attacks as the New York Times interviewed him. Never mind that not one single person has been held responsible for the grisly deaths of four Americans—except for one lousy filmmaker, whose piece of poorly-written and poorly-acted tripe is still held up by the Left as being the Islamic world’s Helen of Troy: The Movie That Launched A Thousand Attacks.
So, the Democrats do what they do. They’re complaining about the special committee, and like we’ve come to expect, they can’t quite figure out what to do about the whole thing. Should they boycott the whole thing? Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says yes, that it will just be a “committee of talking points.” What causes such sour grapes? Why, the knowledge that as of right now, the Democrats won’t be able to call any witnesses in the proceedings. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, from the great gun-grabbing state of Connecticut, says she has an idea:
One discussed option is to name a full complement of five Democratic members to monitor and engage in the process. Another discussed option is to fully boycott the committee. Pursuing this option, however, would leave our caucus with no voice to engage in committee proceedings.
If there is a sense of the caucus that we should participate, I suggest you consider a third option: naming just one Democratic member as an official panel participant. Such a participant could maintain Democratic access to committee proceedings and material, question witnesses, monitor the House Majority’s activities and provide a powerful voice to raise issues and make appropriate public comments.
In other words, “We’re really mad that you’re doing this and we want to flounce off but we don’t want to leave you guys alone to forage around in the whole thing so we think we should put someone on the panel so that we can derail your quest for truth.” Lovely. Have they met Trey Gowdy?
They’re also complaining about the fact that conservatives are “fundraising off Benghazi.” Schiff whined that “I think most transparent of all is the fact that they are now fundraising off Benghazi. It makes very clear what their real goal is, which is to energize their most conservative base, both to send them money and turn up on Election Day.” Well, duh. Isn’t that the point? To win elections? To get these jokers out of office before they kill more Americans?
Gowdy did advise conservatives not to do this while the investigation is going on, and Boehner is remaining silent on the entire thing, but there’s another voice in the fray. Rep. Tom Cotton, an Iraq veteran, had some sharp words for the Democrat “You can’t fundraise on Benghazi” camp:
Democrats, he said, “express great outrage at politicizing this manner. When I was leading troops in Iraq in 2006 — men and women who were being shot at and blown up by al-Qaeda — where was the outrage as they fundraised endlessly off the Iraq War?”
“Where was the outrage as they viciously attacked our commanders?” Cotton continued, his voice quavering with anger. “Where was the outrage when they said that soldiers were war criminals? Where was the outrage when they said the war was lost? Where was the outrage when they said that only high school dropouts join the army?”
“Forgive me if I don’t join my Democratic colleagues in sharing in their fake outrage,” the congressman spat. “Four Americans lost their lives that night in Benghazi. They deserve justice. The American people deserve the truth.”
I don’t know about you, but I am very much looking forward to the committee’s proceedings.
Fiat justitia ruat caelum. Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.