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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) addressed his recent comments about the Benghazi committee again on Wednesday, urging people to "stop playing politics."

McCarthy last week touted the House Select Committee on Benghazi's success in hurting Hillary Clinton, prompting outcries from Democrats that the committee was formed for political reasons.

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As numerous Democrats have moved to discredit the House Select Committee on Benghazi after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) "gaffe," Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on Wednesday morning filed an ethics complaint against McCarthy and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the chairman of the Benghazi panel, Roll Call reported.

"This represents the new McCarthyism — the misuse of [official] funds for political purposes to vilify a political opponent," Grayson told Roll Call.

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