Rep. Kevin McCarthy is no conservative. The establishment Republican is the hand-picked disciple of outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner and while that may sound like an indicator that he is the right man for the job, it actually serves as the exact opposite.
We are, to an extent, judged by the company we keep and Boehner is about as filthy a politician as one can find. Ceaselessly betraying his party and his constituents, Boehner was finally forced to step-down when it became abundantly clear to the majority of Republicans that having him in control of the House has yielded really no different results than if Democrat Nancy Pelosi held the reins.
So, why should Republicans opt for John Boehner 2.0?
Though there is significant time before the House must choose the new leader, it seems that McCarthy may have already managed to disqualify himself.
On Tuesday night, McCarthy appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to discuss his supposed qualifications and actually implied that the Benghazi investigation is a political tool used to weaken Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid- an ugly accusation by Democrats that has lingered since the beginning of the investigation.
McCarthy boasted that said he would be a “conservative speaker that takes a conservative Congress that puts a strategy to fight and win.”
“And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s un-trustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not …”
It’s absolutely true that the Benghazi investigation has helped shine a light on the despicable and unconscionable lack of integrity from both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. That is just a symptom, however, of finding the truth.
The purpose of the investigation, as Mr. McCarthy seems to have forgotten, is to find the truth about who failed those men left to die in Benghazi, Libya.
Despite repeated requests for additional security and despite ample opportunity to mount a rescue operation, the State Department, headed by Clinton and Obama, failed in their duty to those trapped in Benghazi and left to be slaughtered by Islamic terrorists.
They further betrayed these men when, as the consulate continued to smolder, the Obama Administration fabricated a preposterous narrative concerning a YouTube video as the root cause of the violence.
The Benghazi investigation is important. We cannot simply shrug-away this level of neglect and corruption and though McCarthy likely meant to highlight Clinton’s lack of trustworthiness, in reality, he highlighted his own.
And perhaps just as bad, he validated the lunatics ravings by Democrats who have long asserted that this is some sort of fabricated conspiracy and a witch-hunt.