BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns
CNN's Jim Acosta Did Not Just Say That Regarding Trump's Remarks About the...
NBC Pollster Hurls Kamala Harris' Candidacy Into a Furnace
Here's What Top Dems Allegedly Threatened Biden With During Their 'Palace Coup'
Whistleblower: Snipers Were Stationed on the Roof During Trump Rally But Left Due...
The Soviet Playbook to Dismantle Christianity & Take Over Culture
Harris Locks Up Enough Support Among Dem Delegates to Become Party's Nominee
Why This Prominent Biden Donor Is Holding Back Now That Harris Is at...
Musk Reveals the Very Personal Reason He's Vowed to Destroy the 'Woke Mind...
Here's What Biden Told Trump After Assassination Attempt
Another 'Conspiracy Theory' Becomes Reality
A Massive Illegal Immigrant Caravan Just Left Southern Mexico for the U.S.
New Climate Change Theory: Excessive Heat Is Making Days Longer
Democrat Governor Reverses Course, Says She Will Not Serve As Harris' VP
Don't Overthink It, Republicans. The Case Against Kamala Harris Is Straightforward.

Dem Says He Brings 'Legitimacy' to Benghazi Committee

Rep. Adam Schiff is one reluctant member of the Benghazi Select Committee. Although he knew what he was signing up for, the California Democrat says the panel’s efforts have strayed from its original goals and he wants out.


“That, I think, is going to be a matter of our discussion after the hearing this week: How much longer does it make sense for us to continue to participate?" Schiff said.

He's not the only one looking for the exit. One of Schiff's fellow Democrats on the committee, Elijah Cummings, has been badmouthing the panel for months. 

Chairman Trey Gowdy had something to say about that.

Kevin McCarthy’s unfortunate "Hannity" comments damaged the committee’s reputation by suggesting it was based on a political agenda to ruin Hillary Clinton’s 2016 chances. Clinton’s team immediately seized the sound bite as fodder for a campaign ad. Gowdy has done his best to defend the work he and his committee have done to find answers into the tragedy in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including one of our ambassadors. They have interviewed and investigated dozens of people who aren’t named Clinton, he insisted.

Since Clinton was secretary of state during the Benghazi attacks, it only makes sense she should face the committee. She'll do so this Thursday.


Schiff will be there for the sole purpose of ensuring the questioning is fair, he said, before suggesting he and the other Democrats on the panel give the committee "legitimacy."

"At the same time, you know, we lend legitimacy, by being there, to a committee that really has none," the California congressman said.

Many Americans would agree that an investigation into the murders of four Americans is legitimate regardless of which congressmen are sitting on the panel.

The State Department has just released 1,300 emails from late Ambassador Chris Stevens. As the committee sifts through those correspondences, Clinton will have a lot of questions to answer come Thursday.

I doubt Gowdy would miss Schiff and Cumming's presence, considering he thinks they have contributed "nothing" in the past 17 months during the committee's investigation.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos