Scarborough: Benghazi Would Get More Public Scrutiny If Conservatives Hadn’t ‘Overplayed Their Hand’ (VIDEO)

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May 10, 2013 5:06 a.m.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday argued that the public would be much more critical of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly September attack in Benghazi, Libya if the “a lot of people on the far right hadn’t overplayed their hand.”

The conservative pundit contended that the issue deserves to be treated with seriousness, and suggested that it “has the DNA of a [Hillary] Clinton scandal more than it does an Obama scandal.”

But the problem, Scarborough asserted, is that too many conservatives “were screaming before they knew what they were screaming about.”

“The first ambassador killed since 1979. It is serious,” he continued. “You talk about overplaying your hand. If a lot of people on the far right hadn’t overplayed their hand on Benghazi and were screaming before they knew what they were screaming about, I think we would all be much harder on the administration right now.”

 

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