Three years ago during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) admitted that Republicans’ obsession with Benghazi investigations was meant to hurt Hillary Clinton’s chance of becoming president.
Here’s what McCarthy said:
What you’re going to see is a conservative speaker, that takes a conservative Congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?
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 that any of that had happened had we not fought to make that happen.
But McCarthy recently discouraged Democrats from taking the same tack with President Donald Trump after they assume control of the House in January.
The Republican said lawmakers have “investigated this for a long period of time” and neither side has found anything; however, McCarthy has privately offered his own suspicion regarding the president:
During a secretly recorded June 2016 conversation with GOP leaders, McCarthy infamously said, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: [Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump.”