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Graham: Playing Politics and Getting Burned

As the latest step in his efforts to politicize the embassy attack in Benghazi, Lindsay Graham this morning called for a Senate select committee on the matter. But what’s the real story here? Graham was recently revealed to have participated in the flawed and discredited 60 Minutes report on the matter, including relaying information from his conversation with a former FBI official as the story began to unravel. Graham touted the story on both television and social media and used it as an impetus to drive his own partisan agenda to block federal appointments and nominations and create this partisan select committee. When will Lindsey Graham come forward and provide a full, public accounting of his participation in this flawed report?

When in Doubt: #Benghazi

Republicans Continue Trying To Fundraise Off Benghazi
Republicans stick with Benghazi cash
House Republican Candidate Fundraising Off Of Benghazi Investigation
Boehner refuses to address NRCC fundraising off of Benghazi

Republicans’ Benghazi Fundraising

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a new video highlighting House Republicans’ disgraceful exploitation of the Benghazi tragedy. The NRCC and Republican Leadership are ignoring bipartisan calls to stop using this tragedy to raise money for their campaigns.

"The NRCC and Republican Leadership should be ashamed of themselves for this disgraceful exploitation of an American tragedy," said Josh Schwerin of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "This blatant politicization of the Benghazi tragedy is exactly why this Republican Congress is the least popular in history."

ICYMI- These Pictures Prove Fox Is Lying: Democrats Didn’t Walk Out Of Benghazi Hearing
Fox News and other conservative media outlets have amplified Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) misleading claim that Democrats “excuse[d] themselves” from testimony given by the families of the victims of the Benghazi attack. In fact, over the course of the hearing, members of both parties were in and out of the proceedings.

ICYMI- These Pictures Prove Fox Is Lying: Democrats Didn’t Walk Out Of Benghazi Hearing

Fox News and other conservative media outlets have amplified Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) misleading claim that Democrats “excuse[d] themselves” from testimony given by the families of the victims of the Benghazi attack. In fact, over the course of the hearing, members of both parties were in and out of the proceedings.

"Those of us who have been to the hearings and briefings and markups hear time and time again from our colleagues that `this costs too much money and we have to make cuts.’ Well our evil-doing, American citizen hating administration requested a lot more money than we provided. They requested for worldwide security $440 million more than you guys wanted to provide. A quarter of a billion dollars in security upgrades that you refused to make in this Committee. And then you have the audacity to come here and say ‘why wasn’t the protection of these people provided for?’ And the answer is because you damn didn’t provide it!"

— Democratic Rep Ackerman on Republican claims Obama administration for cutting security in Benghazi

Obama On Romney’s Libya Response: ‘Shoot First And Aim Later’

See also: President Obama Speaks on the Attack on Benghazi