Republicans Released Their Benghazi Report and It’s an Absolute Joke

Normally I would probably be angry right now, except this whole Benghazi witch hunt Republicans have been on for nearly four years has become such a joke that people stopped taking them seriously long ago. Especially after the 11-hour spectacle last October where, try as they might, Republicans did everything they could to try to take Hillary Clinton down — yet all they ended up doing is making her look very presidential.

But when Republicans released the “findings” of their “investigation,” I couldn’t help but laugh at what a total and complete joke this thing was.

After spending years and millions of taxpayer dollars trying to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president on these multiple Benghazi “investigations,” the report can ultimately be summarized by the following: While we found no actual evidence or proof of deliberate wrongdoing, or even anything specific that would have alerted President Obama or Secretary Clinton that an attack was imminent, we feel that, based on our own subjective and partisan opinions, more could have been done to possibly prevent this attack.

No, seriously, that’s essentially what this more than 800-page report says. Here’s a key passage to prove it:

It is not clear what additional intelligence would have satisfied either Kennedy or the Secretary in understanding the Benghazi mission compound was at risk — short of an attack.

Not that there was any real, concrete evidence that there was going to be an actual attack, just that, based on the opinions of these Republicans, they feel that something could have been done to prevent what happened.

Of course, that’s not what the expert Republicans specifically brought in to investigate this, former three-star Lt. General Dana K. Chipman, concluded. In fact, his exact words were that he didn’t believe “anything could have been done differently to affect the outcome in Benghazi.”

So, when Republicans basically say that, despite all evidence to the contrary, they feel more could have been done, that’s completely absurd considering their own hand-picked expert said there wasn’t anything more that could have been done.

This whole circus has been an absolute embarrassment for this country. Republicans literally wasted millions of dollars trying to manipulate millions of people, including the friends and families of the victims, to exploit this tragedy for nothing more than a petty and disgraceful attempt to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances at becoming our next president.

Not only did Republicans use the deaths of these four people hoping it would help them win an election, but they spent the last few years trying to slander the name of Hillary Clinton as some sort of careless murderer who let these people die when, after years and millions of dollars that were spent spreading those lies, that wasn’t remotely true.

I think it’s time we start talking about opening investigations into the Republican party over this whole situation. They just wasted a whole lot of time and taxpayer money on something that turned out to be nothing more than their own subjective opinion thrown over information regarding what happened in Benghazi that we’ve already known for years — and I think it’s time they’re forced to answer for their behavior.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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