Charles Krauthammer, an influential conservative commentator, on Wednesday told Republicans to give up on Benghazi.
“Politically speaking the administration has won. They ran out the clock. If we had a select committee from the beginning, really had coherent hearings unlike what we’ve had, which were disjointed hearings that let all things sort of slip away, we really would have been somewhere. We would have gotten to the bottom of this. But as a political fact, this thing is done,” he said on Fox News about congressional Republicans’ many investigations into how the Obama administration handled the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday held a press conference on Benghazi. Last month, the same three senators called for a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, but Krauthammer said it’s time for them to let it go.
“Unfortunately you only have a certain amount of time, a certain amount of attention, and the clock has run out on Benghazi,” he said Wednesday.
Republicans did not do the best job running their investigation, Krauthammer said.
“I’m as outraged as everybody about this. I just think that as a political issue the country is now tired of it, and to rev it up with a special committee is simply not going to work,” he said. “I wish it had happened, and I do think the Republicans in the hearings that they had, which were completely disorganized, let this thing slip away. Sometimes you blow it.”
Instead, Krauthammer said Republicans should turn their attention to the Obama administration’s record on foreign policy.
Watch the video via the National Review Online: