Erickson: Benghazi Hearing Was ‘A Waste Of Time’

RedState Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson makes comments to attendees at the 2014 Red State Gathering, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Conservative radio host Erick Erickson lamented on Thursday that the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s hearing with Hillary Clinton was useless.

“The hearings are a waste of time because everything about it is politicized and nothing is going to happen. There will be no scalp collection,” Erickson wrote in a blog post. “In fact, it is clear from today’s hearing that Trey Gowdy and Peter Roskam seem to be the only two people on the committee of either party who are capable of asking exacting, precise questions. Most of the rest of the committee just wants to grandstand for the folks back home as either prosecutors of or defenders of Hillary Clinton.”

Erickson wrote that Clinton “is far too bright to be trapped in this or any questions.”

He said that the hearing was delegitimized by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) recent comments about the committee before the Clinton hearing on Thursday even began.

“It was all a political spectacle. God bless Trey Gowdy for trying to learn the facts and understand what happened. But the rest of it was just a carnival road show of backbench congresscritters playing to the cameras and Hillary Clinton working hard to play persecuted victim,” Erickson concluded.

When asked on Thursday night what he learned from Clinton’s testimony, Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chair of the committee, seemed unsure.

“I think some of Jimmy Jordan’s questioning — well, when you say new today, we knew some of that already. We knew about the emails,” he said. “In terms of her testimony? I don’t know that she testified that much differently today than she has the previous time she testified.”

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  1. “The hearings are a waste of time…”

    And money. Don’t forget about the money.

  2. Avatar for mcbain mcbain says:

    When asked on Thursday night what he learned from Clinton’s testimony, Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chair of the committee, seemed unsure.

    He learned that you don’t mess with Hillary.

  3. Avatar for mcbain mcbain says:

    Of course it was a waste of time and money. They already had several of these. What was this going to uncover that the others missed? Anyone with half a brain could see that this was a witch hunt. That explains why the media didn’t treat it as such - they have far less than half a brain.

  4. Paul Ryan: I agree with Erikson and other conservatives that this was waste of tax payers money and time. Prior leadership was meandering about the issue. I will form another committee, which will get to the real bottom and implicate Hillary directly.

  5. Trey Gowdy and Peter Roskam seem to be the only two people on the committee of either party who are capable of asking exacting, precise questions.

    LOL.

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