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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