WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Thursday named lobbyist and former Republican aide Phil Kiko as staff director for the newly created House select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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’ 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."
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.
— Democratic Rep Ackerman on Republican claims Obama administration for cutting security in Benghazi
Obama On Romney’s Libya Response: ‘Shoot First And Aim Later’