While I am thankful that a group of Senators FINALLY held a press conference and even went so far as to link the Obama administration’s actions with the term “Watergate”, I am doubly disappointed that this press conference came AFTER the election when a certain political operative putting themselves at great risk both personally and professionally was assured it would take place days before the 2012 election. Readers know well what I speak of.
As for that political operative – they remain silent.
(Senator John McCain gave an emotionally-charged demand that the families of those slain in Benghazi be given justice. Where were you two weeks ago Senator?)
EXCERPT: (via Washington Times)
GOP senators to formally call for select committee on Benghazi
Republican senators plan to introduce a resolution Wednesday calling for a select committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
..Mr. Graham said that if people are uncomfortable with likening a select committee on Benghazi to one created after the Watergate scandal, he urged them to compare it to the 9/11 Commission or the Iraq Study group — studies conducted in the wake of shortcomings from a more recent Republican administration.
“I’ve been on the other side of this, when a Republican administration’s telling me everything’s fine when it’s not,” he said.
Mr. McCain, the committee’s ranking member, pointed out that nobody died as a result of Watergate or, as another example, the Iran-Contra scandal during the 1980s.
“The party in power never likes to have a select committee, but I’m hopeful that the American people demand it,” he said. LINK