Reid: Boehner Fueling ‘Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories’ On Benghazi

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) accused Speaker John Boehner of fueling “right-wing conspiracy theories” and “staging a partisan political circus” on Friday after the Ohio Republican said he’d set up a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks of 2012.

True to form, the Democratic leader also used the occasion to launch yet another broadside against the Koch brothers. His full statement can be read below.

“Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch brothers and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.

“There have already been multiple investigations into this issue and an independent Accountability Review Board is mandated under current law. For Republicans to waste the American people’s time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision. While Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans.”

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