ANOTHER GOP-ER ADMITS IT: BENGHAZI CMTE RIGGED TO TAKE DOWN HRC : 'Designed To Go After' Hillary...How The Media Aids And Abets The Benghazi Committee..."Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth."
A second congressman admitted on Wednesday that the Republican House committee created to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is solely "designed to go after" Hillary Clinton.
“This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton,” Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) said on a morning radio show in upstate New York.
Republicans say they formed the House Select Committee on Benghazi to investigate the attack. Democrats have complained that the committee, which has cost taxpayers about $4.5 million during its 17 months of existence, was primarily a political stunt. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) last month let it slip that the committeeaimed to sink Clinton's poll numbers. His gaffe reverberated across Capitol Hill and was amajor factor in McCarthy's abrupt decision to drop out of the race to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
McCarthy later walked back his comments, claiming he misspoke. But on Wednesday, Hanna suggested that McCarthy was being truthful.
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"Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth," Hanna said. Clinton, who has repeatedly said she is cooperating with the committee's investigation, is set to testify next week.
On Sunday, a former committee staffer alleged that the chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), fired him for not focusing the probe on Clinton and the State Department. Clinton's campaign on Wednesday held up Hanna's comments as further proof that the committee has "zero credibility." more