March 9, 2015

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Oops! Virginia Republicans Forgot To Pretend Benghazi Investigation Isn’t A Partisan Sham, Got Shut Down By Own Guest

Trey "Benghazi" Gowdy

Trey “Benghazi” Gowdy

For once, the Republican Party of Virginia may have been too honest when it came to promoting The Fundraiser Formerly Known As “Beyond Benghazi.” Apparently the featured guest, Rep. Trey Gowdy, is still trying to convince America that his House Oversight Committee’s umpteenth Benghazi investigation is legitimate. After press caught wind of the RPV’s plans to fundraise off of this partisan witch hunt, Gowdy canceled his Richmond appearance to save face.

Of course, more than half a dozen Benghazi investigations have turned up no nefarious activity – just more and more taxpayer dollars being used to fund Gowdy’s political ambition. It’s painfully obvious that these investigations are simply partisan red meat to throw to the GOP base. Getting caught red-handed admitting that, however, was clearly just too much for Gowdy to take.

“This is a huge embarrassment for the Republican Party of Virginia,” said Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Virginia Republicans managed to kill two birds with one stone: they exposed the partisan nature of the Benghazi witch hunt and the sad state of their own organization all in one go.

“This is yet another nail in the coffin for the legitimacy of these baseless political attacks and flagrant misuse of Committee power. It’s time to stop wasting taxpayer dollars and time on this partisan charade.