NBC Chuck Todd calls out Cummings for “shielding” Hillary Clinton

NBC Chuck Todd calls out Cummings for “shielding” Hillary Clinton

Good for Chuck Todd. He calls out Democrat Elijah Cummings for the behavior of Democrats at the Benghazi Hearing with Hillary Clinton. Todd pointed out that the Democrats essentially “shielded” Clinton, rather than ask her serious questions.


They ought to be ashamed – but the have no shame.

CHUCK TODD: Let me start quickly with I guess the one issue that a lot of people had with how the Democrats handled themselves. We tallied up 68 total questions to Secretary Clinton. Sixteen of them at best could we call “challenging.” Why did you guys choose a strategy of shield rather than a strategy of really what Tammy Duckworth did, probably the one Democrat that did it the most, of conducting the hearing, asking questions about the security situation?

ELIJAH CUMMINGS: From the very beginning, Chuck, I said we were looking for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And in many instances, we found ourselves having to not defend Secretary Clinton, but to make sure that the record was complete.

They wanted us to look for the facts, more facts than we already had. And they asked us for one final thing. They asked us to make sure that we did not turn this into a political football. So all we were trying to do is make sure that we defended the truth.

Chuck finished off the line of questioning with the following statement:

CHUCK TODD: Well, there was one new fact I think that a lot of people came away with. And that was the characterization of the attack itself. And there’s always been this controversy that the White House was conflating the video issues that took place versus what happened in Benghazi that night.

h/t – ATOPIX (pic)

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