Brad Sherman Dismisses Benghazi Hearings: Is This Really More Important Than North Korean Nukes?



by Andrew Kirell for Mediaite.com | December 21st, 2012

Immediately after Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) made news by using his speaking time at the congressional Benghazi hearings to lambast the GOP and apologize to testifiers for being “used” as in a partisan “ruse,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) piled on, calling into question the very existence of the hearing and suggesting that everyone involved had better things to focus on.

Sherman began by suggesting the Republicans were hypocritical for calling into question diplomatic security only now: “We’ve lost 11 diplomats in the 10 years before Benghazi and our focus on diplomatic security was modest. But now it becomes the preoccupation of this committee and the preoccupation of foreign policy, those concerned with foreign policy nationwide. Why now?”

“Partly because,” he explained, “we lost an ambassador and a great man. But mostly it’s now Benghazi is not just a loss of diplomats — we’ve lost 11 before — but now because now there’s a partisan advantage to be sought by one side or the other.”

Sherman than dismissed the notion of these Benghazi hearings being of any importance compared to other serious matters: Read More
           

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