Kevin McCarthy was supposed to be the new Speaker of the House. He’s not and now he never will be. What happened? Was he indicted for corruption? Did he take selfies of his junk and send them to an intern? Was he caught in a compromising position in a Rayburn building men’s room?
No, no, and no. The reason McCarthy isn’t the Speaker comes down to four words: Goddammit, Kev! STOP SNITCHIN’!!!!! What destroyed McCarthy’s dream? He committed a cardinal sin for a Republican. He told the truth.
“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy said on Fox News. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.”
Uh-oh. Bad Kevin! Still, It’s kind of funny to watch a man try to gag back up the shoe he swallowed whole.
After his controversial comments about the Benghazi committee, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday issued a new statement clarifying that the committee was formed to find the facts. His press release came after Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an ad Monday night slamming Republicans for using the investigation to attack her politically.
“The mission of the Select Committee on Benghazi is to find the truth — Period,” McCarthy said in the statement. “The integrity of Chairman Gowdy, the Committee and the work they’ve accomplished is beyond reproach. The serious questions Secretary Clinton faces are due entirely to her own decision to put classified information at risk and endanger our national security.”
“It was never my intention to ever imply that this committee was political. Because we all know it is not. And it has one sole purpose, let’s find the truth wherever the truth takes us,” McCarthy said after his initial comments. “And you know what? Sometimes truth comes out, and other manners, and let’s not let politics hold that back.”
It’s a sure sign a politician is lying when he uses the word “truth” three times in five sentences. It’s also a pretty neat Jedi mind trick for McCarthy to suggest its Hillary Clinton who made this Benghazi b.s. political.
McCarthy that screwed his bid to replace the Boner was he violated the Number One Rule of politics and its the same rule Don Corleone tried to get through Sonny’s thick skull. Never let them know what you’re really thinking.
Do I buy the suggestion McCarthy set himself on fire today because he woke up this morning and decided he didn’t want the worst job in Washington? No. Not for one second do I buy that bag of refried bullshit and no one else should either. Whatever it was McCarthy was snorting, inhaling, digesting, smoking, shooting up or injecting in his nutsack wore off, and he realized not only did he not want this shit job, he didn’t have the votes to win anyway and who needs the humiliation of having to go crawling to the Caveman Caucus for their support?
Not McCarthy. He dog-legged it over to the nearest gas station, filled a gas can with regular (now under $3 bucks a gallon. Thanks, Obama!), soaked himself down, borrowed Boehner’s lighter and set his doomed candidacy afire.
McCarthy exposed the dirty little secret of the House Republicans. This was never about getting to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi. It was always about getting Hillary Clinton and scuttle her presidential run.
If I hear one more Republican yapping about wasteful government spending and screwing the taxpayers, I’ll refer them to the $4 million bucks McCarthy, Gowdy, Boehner and the Republican majority of the House have gone through crazier than a sex maniac in a whorehouse with a credit card.
Stop the sham. Cut the crap. Shut down the Select Committee on Benghazi. Burn it down with the same fire which burnt McCarthy’s ambitions to a crisp.