October 2, 2015

Republicans Criticize McCarthy Over Benghazi Remarks

Top House Republicans criticized Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s remarks about how the Benghazi Committee’s investigations have helped drive down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers Tuesday night.
Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie told reporters Wednesday he believes most of the credit for the Benghazi investigation should be given to Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch and that the comment “diminishes chairman Gowdy’s work.”
“Everything that I have seen has come from Freedom of Information Act requests that [Fitton] submitted,” Massie said. “Moving beyond that, I think Leader McCarthy needs to re-read the job description of speaker of the House, if he thinks it’s to bring hearings to denigrate Democrats that are running for president.”
McCarthy is the current favorite to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner. Massie has previously warned against replacing Boehner with his “right-hand man” McCarthy.
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