When two House wingnuts were asked about the Benghazi Select Committee, they melted down and threw up the white flag of defeat by blaming President Obama for their own Benghazi investigation.
Transcript via CNN:
LABRADOR: Let’s be clear what he said. He said the investigation turned political, according to his opinion.
when he was asked specifically if the investigation was political, he
said no. He said, in fact, that the investigation started properly, that
they were investigating what happened in Benghazi, and that he felt
that it had changed. So, let’s not mix this up, because…
BASH: But, regardless, he’s saying that the reason why he was upset is because it turned political.
LABRADOR: Yes, but…
BASH: No matter, no matter where it started.
LABRADOR: But he just had a disagreement with the people who are doing the investigation.
Remember what Watergate — Watergate started with an investigation
about whether the Nixon junta actually had anything to
do with the break-in at Watergate. It ended up being about some missing
BASH: So, you think it’s OK to have turned…
(CROSSTALK) LABRADOR: No, I don’t — I don’t think it…
BASH: … Hillary Clinton?
LABRADOR: Well, that’s what they found out.
They been asking questions about what Hillary Clinton did. They asked
her for her e-mails. She wouldn’t deliver the e-mails. And they didn’t
know why they deliver the e-mails. They didn’t know if there was a
smoking gun in there or anything. So, they turned their attention to
And, in fact, the only reason there’s any politics or we even have an
investigation is because the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton
decided a few months before an election that they were going to lie
about what happened at Benghazi.
Let’s — let’s be clear about that. If they hadn’t told
different stories about what happened in Benghazi, we wouldn’t — we
wouldn’t even have an investigation.
BASH: Cole, let me just read what the Clinton campaign said in response to this.
A spokesman said: “These are explosive allegations. This Republican
whistle-blower’s account from inside the Benghazi Committee may provide
the most definitive proof to date that this taxpayer-funded
investigation has been a partisan sham from the start.”
You know what? Regardless, it gives them some ammunition.
COLE (R), OKLAHOMA: It does.
But it’s worth noting that, until the last couple of weeks, most of
the attacks on this committee have come from the right, because it was
seen as being too judicious and not being partisan.
Frankly, I — this is one where you have to look at the
committee chairman and look at what he’s done and make a judgment. Gowdy is a person of absolute personal integrity. The fact that he’s not
here, and Raul and I are, is a pretty good indication he’s not trying
to exploit this for — to advance himself in any way.
This interview was nothing short of a disaster. The two House wingnts could not defend the existence of the Benghazi Special
Committee. Labrador compared Benghazi to Watergate, even though the
tapes were directly related to the Watergate break-in, whereas
Clinton’s use of a private email server had nothing to do with Benghazi.
Cole admitted that Hillary Clinton now has been gifted
political ammo to use against the committee, but that shouldn’t matter
because Select Committee Chairwimp Gowdy is a good guy who would
never abuse his power to advance a political agenda.
At the end of the day, according to these two House wingnuts, the
Benghazi investigation is President Obama’s fault. When House wingnuts
break out the blame Obama excuse, it means that they have lost. The
blame Obama excuse is used when they have nothing else. Blaming
President Obama is the House wingnut last ditch Hail Mary that never
Republicans have been caught, and blaming Obama is a sure sign of the Republican cabal defeat.