Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appeared on Hannity on Fox News and all but admitted that the Benghazi committees were created to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s political career.

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee,” McCarthy said. “What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable.”

Here’s the clip:

After airing, Clinton, who’s the Democratic presidential frontrunner, slammed McCarthy and the Republican party for the remarks regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi.

“I knew the ambassador that we lost in Benghazi,” said Clinton on MSNBC, speaking of the late Chris Stevens. “Along with him, we lost three other brave Americans who were representing us in a very dangerous part of the world.”

“When I hear a statement like that, which demonstrates unequivocally that this was always meant to be a partisan, political exercise, I feel like it does a grave disservice and dishonors not just the memory of the four that we lost but of everybody who has served our country,” she added.

McCarthy basically admitted to wasting Congressional time and taxpayer money over this public assassination attempt. Right from the start, everyone knew it was bogus and would turn up nothing.

For more on this story, visit The Hill “Clinton slams McCarthy’s ‘distressing’ Benghazi remarks”

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