During the most recent hearing on Benghazi, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, called the investigation a “$4.7 million fishing expedition” led by the Republicans.

Cummings is correct. The Republicans have led more hearings, investigations, and interviews regarding Benghazi than any recent American tragedy, including 9/11. After 9/11, there were two congressional committees charged with investigating the attacks. Eight committees were assembled to investigate the Benghazi attacks.


The number congressional hearings conducted for the Benghazi attacks, 32, far outpaced the number held for 9/11, 22. This number includes both public and private hearings. 9/11 was a highly sophisticated and organized terror attack, especially compared to Benghazi, yet, it received far less congressional scrutiny. The Benghazi investigation is completely politicized.


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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced