The U.S. House of Representatives’ investigations on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi, Libya, have lasted longer than the 9/11, Iran-Contra and Watergate commissions did.
Recently, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted the special Benghazi committee was committed to hurting former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Democratic presidential campaign.
With Congress facing so many important issues, this continual investigation is wasting valuable time and money.
Republicans complain about our nation’s debt, but the cost of these hearings is about $4.5 million in taxpayer money and counting.
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Shame on the Republicans for this partisan political witch hunt. No wonder the approval ratings for members of Congress are so low.
Jane Toliver of Leawood grew up in Overland Park. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and received her master’s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, where she also worked. She is a retired educator, having taught special-education grades five through nine. She moved back to the Kansas City area 20 years ago.