Lindsey Graham Throws A Hissy Fit After Benghazi Report Debunks GOP Conspiracy Theories (Video)

lindsey-graham-benghaziAs many of you might have heard, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee released its official Benghazi report on Friday, and it essentially debunked every right-wing conspiracy theory conservatives have been perpetuating about the attack for the last two years.

Then again, unless you’re someone who’s foolish enough to believe that Fox News is a factual source for information, you already knew these right-wing conspiracies were absolute nonsense anyway.

But what this latest report does is it essentially puts to rest all the nonsense Republicans have been pushing since the attack in 2012. After all, what kind of Republican buffoon would continue to push Benghazi conspiracies after a committee led by their own party confirmed that there was no massive intelligence failure or coverup by the Obama administration?

Well, it just so happens that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wants to play the role of that buffoon.

During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Graham essentially dismissed the Republican-led report, saying it’s “full of crap.”

“No, I’m saying the House Intelligence Committee is doing a lousy job policing their own,” Graham said. “I’m saying that anybody who has followed Benghazi at all knows that the CIA deputy director did not come forward to tell Congress what role he played in changing the talking points. And the only way we knew he was involved is when he told a representative at the White House, I’m going to do a hard review of this, a hard rewrite.”

In other words, because even the Republican-led investigation didn’t support the asinine conspiracies that have been pushed by people like himself, Graham is now dismissing this report until he can dig in deeper to try to discredit the official report of an investigation led by members of his own party. 

Basically, because this report didn’t support the b.s. he’s been lying to the American people about for over two years, he’s now accusing Republicans of not trying hard enough to verify his lies. As if these House Republicans didn’t do everything they possibly could to try to find some way to pin the fault of the Benghazi attack on the Obama administration.

Graham’s comments might actually make me angry if they weren’t so pathetically comical.

But this is why I always tell people to never waste their time debating conspiracy theorists – there’s no point. If you debunk their conspiracies, they’ll simply dismiss the evidence that discredits their ridiculous lies as being part of the conspiracy itself. Which is exactly what Graham is doing here.

Watch Graham’s comments below via CNN:

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  • GenerallyConfused

    This is Lindsay Graham… the man couldn’t put together two sticks to make fire and them claim it was somehow the president’s fault.

  • evelyn

    Is he having dementia episodes? He is shameful to his home state. Yet was voted back in by idiots who must vote R, even if it’s wrong.

  • TaxPaying American Voter

    Grasping at straws is ALL the Congress has anymore
    Pathetic. Now here come the trolls on this blog in 3……2…….1……..

    • Eg Kbbs

      I’d also ask what it means when Graham (a leading repub of long standing and respect of his party) says that the latest report (after how many repub House led investigations) is “full of crap.”

      Apparently Graham’s has such a low respect for the House Repubs that he doesn’t trust them to be able to run an investigation (or for that matter apparently thinks that they can’t find the facts out after ?how many? congressional investigation.

      Several colorful sayings about a totally incompetent person not being able to find their backside come to mind. But for family friendly, I’ll just say that it really speak poorly of the repubs if their own folks don’t trust them.

  • Nancy B

    Oh. But this isn’t Trey Gowdy’s SPECIAL committee. So the report doesn’t count. Trey, it seems, is the one God REALLY appointed to get to the bottom of this scandal, because he’s like Superman, Batman and Spiderman rolled up in one, making him the ONLY person on the planet capable of finding the TRUTH. The other bazillion investigations mean nothing.

  • Christopher Thomas

    here’s an idea, if benghazi is such a non-story, can everybody please stop talking about it, stop reporting it, stop attending conferences on it, I mean, everybody appears to be unanimous in their verdict that nothing happened and yet they all seem to jump at the chance to talk about it again.

    perhaps everybody could just shut the fuck up….that would be great!

    • Frank DiMarcotte

      No kidding. They show their true hands with their bellyaching.

      Even liberal wingnut Canadians can’t stop talking about it.

  • StlSaxist

    LA LA LA LA I can’t hear you LA LA LA LA

  • Mike Tell

    This is a complete and total failure of the Democrats to penetrate the Conservative media. Because all the people that vote for the Republicans only listen to FauxNews and conservative talk radio they get no other opinions or in this case, facts. The problem is they think they are watching/listening to the news, when the reality is they get a constant political attack ad.

    • adcbeast

      @miketell:disqus .. It is impossible to change a right wing nutters mind with logic ..

      • Mike Tell

        But the reason that it is so difficult to change a right wing nutter’s mind on things is a fundamental failure of the news today. It’s actually very frightening to me, because the millennials who were supposed to be the saving grace of the Democrats have essentially proven that they will vote in the Presidential election, they don’t vote in state, local, senatorial and congressional elections. So we still get rampant redistricting and gerrymandering. Look at what is going on with Florida, Miami-Dade looks like Cthulhu overtaking the entirety of Florida. So as this continues, we will keep on seeing more and more “Red Waves” and these voters will only hear one side of things so they will continue to think their elected officials are acting in their best interests.

      • adcbeast

        @miketell:disqus .. I disagree .. Most news sources tell the facts yet the far right crazies are drawn to the wild and salacious garbage on Fox News .. it’s like a mental condition .. you can tell them the truth all day and they won’t believe it

      • Mike Tell

        @adcbeast:disqus I think you disagree with something other than what I said though…The republican voter is very difficult to go to with actual facts and information, also known as the news, because they have Foxnews and conservative talk radio 24/7 telling them many false things and keeping them purposefully uninformed on the truth. The problem as I see it with this is that these people feel that they are very informed because they are ‘listening to the news’ The problem doesn’t rest with the far right crazies, they are going to be what they are, it’s the rest of the people that use those forms of the news, they don’t start as the crazies, but they seem to get beaten down by the very well designed propaganda machine that is the conventional right wing media outlets…

  • RayWes

    Oh Blanche stop . . .

  • Bill Grant

    So let me guess, they’re going to start pushing for the GOPers on the committee to be voted out of office in exchange for a more “conservative” candidate that would have not paid attention to facts and laid claim that Obama was guilty.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Pretty much.

  • Hudson Valley RPA

    Let the Pearl clutching commence

  • Robin Caracino

    Oh please, not another penny of my hard-earned tax dollars should be wasted on this witch hunt! Enough already! Tell me again who it is that is lying to us and wasting our money?

  • Leron

    Wahhhh – Wahhhh -Wahhhhhh

  • Gary Menten

    When Barack Obama won the 2008 election and the GOP lost seats in the Senate, Graham went on TV claiming that the GOP has to stop being the party of old, angry white men.

    Apparently, he was just joking.

    • Frank DiMarcotte

      @RyanLGustafson: [email protected]_fournier
      Ambassador Stevens is dead and you’re mocking his murder

      • Gary Menten

        No, I’m mocking people like you and your pointless witch hunt.

      • YHWAY

        God Bless the Ferguson Grand Jury. You dumb stupid fookin Canadian, eh

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Amazin’ how you never pine over the 60 dead in embassy/consulate attacks under Bush.

      • Mike Tell

        Amazing how the whole “Obama sold weapons to Syria” thing is such a big deal, when we have photographic evidence of Rumsfeld selling weapons to Saddam, which were used to kill Americans. It’s a joke and conservatives are fucking scumbags. Sadly they keep draping themselves in the flag and the Democrats are unable to win.

  • Gary Menten

    The only reason that Republicans keep hammering at Benghazi is that they know full well that the most likely Democratic presidential candidate will be Hillary Clinton and they deluding themselves into believing this could damage her. It’s a delusion because the only people who shout “I want answers about Benghazi!” are people who would never vote for Clinton (or any Democrat) anyway.

    • Lilacgypsy

      Good point….

  • Satan

    The only thing that’s “full of crap” is his boyfriends cock…

    • suburbancuurmudgeon


  • teeveedub

    “Lindsey Graham Throws A Hissy Fit …” Isn’t that headline a little redundant? “Hissy” is the only kind of fit Lindsey Graham knows how to throw.

  • peterkramer

    Here is a description that applies perfectly to Lindsey Graham, from Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred, by Robins and Post: His
    quest is like that of a scientist, but with a crucial difference2. Seeking the truth, the scientist reasons both
    deductively and inductively and searches for an explanation of
    observations. The scientist tests his
    hypothesis, ready to disconfirm it if the evidence does not support it. The paranoid, in contrast, knows “the truth”
    already and searches for confirmation.
    His is a fixed conclusion in search of evidence. Thus the paranoid is not working to prove or
    disprove a hypothesis; he knows that if he works hard enough he will find the
    evidence to prove his suspicions. In his
    preoccupation with finding evidence, he selects only that “evidence” that confirms his conclusion of

  • adcbeast

    Lindsay Graham and John McCain (and his plebe Kelly Ayotte) have ZERO credibility on foreign policy issues …

    Just because they were in the military .. doesn’t make them an expert at S ..

    It’s 1980s thinking in congress where a congressmen was a pediatrician before coming to DC that somehow he should be consulted as an expert on all medical legislation … LOL … what a joke ..

  • donzap

    Progressives are just communist aholes masquerading as people who care but enslave.