In a stunning admission, the man at the top of the list to be the next Speaker tells Fox News the House investigation on Benghazi was GOP "strategy" to harm Hillary Clinton.
It's no surprise. The Benghazi hearings, which cost taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars, were all just "strategy" to harm Hillary Clinton.
What is surprising is that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the man who is currently the House GOP's number one choice and the next in line to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House felt comfortable enough to not only admit this fact, but to actually boast about it, as part of his resumé, to convince Sean Hannity that he should be Speaker.
Above is the full interview and totally worth watching, for reasons explained below. But here's the short clip that gives you a good idea of exactly what is going on by our elected representatives.
"The question I think you really want to ask me is, 'How am I really going to be different?,'" McCarthy told Hannity Tuesday night, on air.
"What you're going to see is a conservative speaker that takes a conservative congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example," McCarthy offered.
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought."
Congressman Kevin McCarthy, it would appear, just admitted to the intentional use of public funds to try to take down a political candidate. And he bragged about it.
Remember, the Speaker of the House second is in line - the Vice President is first - to the presidency.
For those who have heard about this story from other sources before visiting here, you likely don't know the full extent of what McCarthy said.
First, "What you're going to see is a conservative Speaker that takes a conservative congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example," is the line most of the press ignored, but it's the key line.
Second, in the Hannity interview, McCarthy goes on to admit he and the rest of his GOP House colleagues are doing the exact same thing to Planned Parenthood.
Republicans are so convinced their goals are just that they are now willing to unabashedly admit to wrongdoing to take down their targets.
As Digby notes, "At least he's honest.
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