It is extremely unfortunate that the Democrats have chosen to allow the investigation of the Benghazi attack on a US compound to become a partisan issue. It is only partisan because the Democrats realize they have a lot to lose and their one remaining “shining star” (Hillary Clinton) potentially has a lot to lose if the investigation progresses.
Via CBS News:
More than a year and a half after the attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, House Democrats say they’ve had enough of Republicans’ “partisan investigation” into the incident.
In a letter sent Wednesday, all 17 Democrats on the House Oversight Committee asked the panel’s chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to end his probe of the attack and to focus instead on “responsible oversight” that helps protect overseas diplomats.
Four Americans were killed in the attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, including then-Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
“To date, the Committee’s investigation has been characterized by wild and unsubstantiated political accusations that turn out to be completely inaccurate after further investigation,” wrote the Democrats, led by the committee’s ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md. “We believe it is time to end these seemingly endless and unsubstantiated political attacks and direct the Committee’s efforts toward concrete and lasting reforms.”
The letter cited several of Issa’s statements on Benghazi that were deemed false by fact-checking organizations, bemoaning the “reckless pattern of launching wholly unfounded accusations on national television” that has undermined “the credibility of our Committee and the seriousness of our work.”
If the Democrats were smart (and Lord knows the only thing dumber than a Democrat is a RINO), they would have gotten this out of the way quickly. But Issa must be getting too close to something damaging if all of them are whining about the investigation at once.
Politics aside, four Americans died fighting for our country and the President himself committed to the families that a full investigation would take place. That has hardly happened. Thus far, the investigations by the House have not determined what went wrong, nor have they been able to determine clear steps to ensure a tragedy like this never happens again.
Back in October, Rep. Trey Gowdy made the most compelling case as to why this investigation must continue and why it has not been sufficient. Watch: