Gowdy Vs. Hillary: Will Clinton Bail On Benghazi Committee?

Gowdy Vs. Hillary: Will Clinton Bail On Benghazi Committee?

Gowdy Vs. CLinton October 22nd...

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to testify in front of the House Select Committee On Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy on October 22nd, but will recent comments made by House Majority Leader (and potential replacement to Speaker Boehner) Kevin McCarthy give Clinton an opportunity to bail and skip the Benghazi hearings?

According to CNN:

“The California Republican, who is the leading contender to become the next speaker of the House, said Tuesday night that the GOP-led Congress had succeeded by bringing down Clinton’s poll numbers because of the long-runninig investigation into the 2012 terror attack that killed four Americans.

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy said on Fox News. “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.”

The article notes even fellow Republicans blasted McCarthy for the quip.

“I might have said it differently,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, told CNN. “Any ancillary political activity that comes out of it is, in fact, not the goal of the committee and is not what the committee is seeking to do.”

Added Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, “I totally disagree with those comments.” Asked if they could jeopardize his bid for speaker, the conservative Amash said: “I think it should be a concern.”

Democrats like Nancy Pelosi say that Democrats should abandon the committee altogether.

According to The Hill:

“Pelosi said McCarthy’s comments show the panel is political, “unethical” and should be dismantled.

“It’s just a stunning admission on the part of the Republican leader that the Benghazi Committee was created with a political purpose in mind. In fact, it’s really an ethical question,” Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “It makes the whole operation practically an unethical operation.”
Pelosi said Democrats will continue to participate in the panel for now, but she suggested that could end if they deem the panel unserious.

“It’s obvious that it should be disbanded based on the leader’s own words. But since we recognize Republicans do not intend to do that I would encourage my members to continue to participate, and then we will see how much longer they want this to go on,” Pelosi said. “How long we will participate depends on how serious they are, and we haven’t seen any signs of seriousness.”

>>>Even if Dems don’t abandon it, Hillary could. The Benghazi issue has been a pain in Clinton’s side, and if she can use McCarthy’s comments to back out of testifying, don’t think she won’t. Hillary could well calculate that the backlash for not testifying pales in comparison to drama she may encounter at the hearing. And that drama could translate into quotes and videos that haunt Hillary all the way to November 2016 if she can win the primary.

And if Clinton does rescind her acceptance, what does it mean for McCarthy? One would think it doesn’t bode well to lose a great opportunity to push someone who is possibly the next President on an issue of vital importance-not the way McCarthy would like to start his reign as House Speaker….

Do you think Hillary will testify? If so, what difference does it make? ;) :)

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmm. I don’t want McCarty as Speaker, but I didn’t see where he said the Benghazi Committee was put together for political purposes. What he said is that AS A RESULT of putting the committee together (and the truth coming out), her poll numbers have suffered. The media will try anything to distort the facts.

    • Oh, quit splitting hairs. We cannot take a chance on another bungler. He thought he was being real clever and what he said was a lie. If he is such a screw-up and strikes out the first time up to bat, he needs to be benched.
      Up to this point, I supported him and I’m glad he showed how political he is before he messes up worse by trying to be clever. He sounded just like the lying Democrats who are compelled to politicize every and anything. He needs to just sit down, shut up and quit the the TV shows trying to explain himself. He is sounding like Hillary the Shrew.

    • His comments that “the committee brought her poll numbers down” is the political focus. She is a law-breaker. That’s more important than her poll numbers. I agree with Issa — the committee OUGHT to be about getting to the truth. McCarthy just handed Pelosi and Democrats an excuse to bail on the committee as “unethical” (their word). It was stupid.

  2. WHY should Clinton,be allowed to bail? Any other person in her position of allowing 4 American military to die, would have already been tried and convicted! Political power SUX!

    • If she continues to pull these shenanigans and if she refuses to testify, she needs to be subpoenaed and pay the same consequences as any ordinary citizen. Knowing her she will simply ‘Plead the Fifth’ for eight hours or more.

  3. I say we still need Trey for Speaker of The House even though he said he is resigning but with enough of the people speaking out would give him more incentive to stay and the people sure do need him he is not afraid to speak out and if we had him in the first place don’t think Obama would gotten by with all these he has and Nancy needs to go from the WH ,she go back to Ca.and stay we don’t need another California in the seat

  4. Is there any doubt why the three leading presidential candidates in the Republican party are non-politicians? This is just another reason why.

  5. Well, I’m definitely contacting my Representative and telling him I do not want McCarthy as the House Speaker. He will be another Boehner! He is giving Hillary a chance to back out of the Benghazi committee questioning. We need to know the whole truth. We already know that Hillary has committed crimes with using a personal email system and classified documents and still might not be held accountable. We need to know more from her. She is a crook and we all know it. She is not a queen and is not above the law. She must pay one way or the other. If worse comes to worse at least we can keep her from winning the highest office in the land. I mean we have a crook in that office now and surely don’t need another one to follow. That will surely finish up America.

  6. The Benghazi issue and the resulting committee long preceded Hillary’s announced intention to seek the Democrat nomination. It was motivated by the Benghazi fiasco. It is just one of many Obama regime issues that bear investigation, and it has brought to light other highly questionable activities of the Clintons which also bear investigation. The IRS has found itself stimulated to investigate conservative issues of far less interest than the Clinton “charity” and the relationship between contributions and State Department approval of contracts not in the best interests of this nation – not to mention activities outside those applied for or approved by the IRS. Obama was on the mark in telling Hillary she had created her own problems.

  7. She is going down, there is not 2 ways about it, she hid the facts and they are now being found on her server. AND, this was a CNN statement so you know how left leaning it is and they obviously mixed up what McCarty said, and I agree, I do not want him in that office either… He looks like a kid in a candy store thinking he is secure to get it! POOR reporting CNN!!

  8. Ya know what difference it makes ‘Mrs’ Clinton? 4 Americans are dead and aside from YouTube propaganda, no one has been held accountable. Is their blood on your hands since you refused to obey the law thus exposing itineraries to foreign intelligence through your insecure email? What difference does it make? Would you say that if the investigation was centered around your own daughters questionably preventable death? Do those lives not matter to you because you are so disconnected from ‘normal’ Americans that you can’t understand that we want and have the right to know what happened to the men and why? Crawl out of your political hermit crab shell. It will matter until we know what went wrong, why and how it can be prevented from happening again. You are a cold, cold woman and you deserve jail time, not title of leader of the free world.

  9. As long as Trey Gowdy is running the Committee on Benghazi, I believe he will make every effort to get to the truth and prosecute Hilary and Obama for treason! McCarthy is a bad choice for Speaker – the new speaker should be Louie Gohmert or any other Conservative who will not kowtow to the traitor in the WH! Hilary absolutely MUST be forced to testify and be brought to justice for her role in getting four American’s murdered, and Obama IS an accomplice as well. This wasn’t about bring the murderer of Benghazi’s poll numbers down – it’s about the truth. It’s about the illegal dealings that Obama and Hilary were doing with Christopher Stephens in Benghazi to get weapons back from the Muslim Brotherhood they supplied to bring down Qadaffi and sent to the Muslim Brotherhood/ISIS in Syria to bring down Assad. They ARE responsible and THREE innocent Americans were murdered – Stephens knew why he was there, he knew what he was doing, and that doesn’t make him innocent, but it’s imperative that Obama and Hilary be prosecuted for his murder as well as the three others.

  10. She needs to testify! She let those 4 men die, and possibly could have done something to save them, if help had come in time. They knew it was a terrorist attack and not a video. She is a professional liar in my opinion.

  11. U WILL NOT INVESTIGATE CLINTON…SHE WILL THREATEN YOUR FAMILIES….U WANT TO END UP LIKE CHRIS STEVENS….BACK OFF…IT’S A JOKE…GO PLAY GOLF…

  12. Look for the demorats to try to discredit Gowdy. It is their first and last defense tactic when cornered.

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