Daniel Bassal | Democrats Were Right: The Benghazi Committee Hearing Was Partisan

Daniel Bassal, Washington Free Beacon:

“We have decided to stay on the committee because somebody has to be in the room to defend the truth,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) told Chuck Todd Sunday on Meet The Press. “You really did need to have Democrats in the room … to make sure the complete picture was painted.”

Todd called out the Benghazi Committee Democrats for not taking the investigation seriously and instead using their time to attack committee Republicans and defend the witness, who the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president.

“We tallied up 68 total questions to Secretary Clinton [from Democrats],” Todd said. “Sixteen of them, at best, could we call challenging. Why did you guys choose a strategy of shield rather than a strategy of, really what Tammy Duckworth did, probably the one Democrat that did it the most, of conducting a hearing, asking questions about the security situation?”

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