I saw a very tiny portion of Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour testimony before the Benghazi Committee during the supper hour yesterday. Republicans on the committee raised enough points to once again demonstrate that Hillary is a congenital, pathological liar. Hillary pulled an Obama and tried to claim she never said Benghazi was caused by an internet video. (Remember when Obama claimed he had never said “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it,” and never said there were “red lines in Syria” despite video evidence to the contrary?) The same was true with Hillary concerning Benghazi. Then there were her e-mails on the subject. On one hand, she tells Chelsea that an al Qaeda inspired group was responsible only to tell the victims’ families that the internet filmmaker is the culprit and that he will be brought to justice.
While the public might not be particularly fond of Hillary, the problem for Republicans in Congress is the public likes them even less. Nearly three out of four surveyed in a CNN/ORC International poll believed the committee’s hearings were politically motivated. Kevin McCarthy’s gaffe no doubt reinforces this conviction. While an argument could be made that Democrats are overrepresented in the poll (as they often are), it still doesn’t change the fact that a majority of the public doesn’t trust Congress. And if they don’t trust Congress, they sure aren’t going to trust a Congressional hearing. It’s a big part of the reason why Paul Ryan needed to be brought on board to be the new Speaker.
Charles Krauthammer did suggest that Hillary’s testimony could produce enough material for the FBI to seek an indictment against her. But I am not holding my breath. In light of Joe Biden’s decision not to jump into the race, I don’t think there’s any chance in hell Hillary will be indicted as long as Obama is President. Of course, this is every bit as politically motivated as Hillary telling the Benghazi families that the deaths of their loved ones was caused by an internet video instead of an al-Qaeda inspired group. Republicans have nothing Obama and Hillary when it comes to political motivation. Unfortunately, most Republicans have nothing on Obama and Hillary when it comes to people liking them.