Bachmann, Wasserman Schultz Clash Over Benghazi Select Committee (VIDEO)

May 11, 2014 1:26 pm

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday threw jabs over Benghazi and whether or not the select committee will conduct a politicized investigation.

“We need to get answers. This cannot be politicized,” Bachmann started off, explaining how the committee will proceed in a fair manner on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

After noting that there are grieving families who lost loved ones in the attack, Wasserman Schultz accused Republicans of using Benghazi to strengthen voter turnout.

“The bottom line here is that the Republicans have clearly lost the ability, because we’ve had such a precipitous drop among republicans even in their fervor for appealing the affordable care act, that they are clearly doing this to drive their turnout and gin up their base,” she said.

“That is not true at all,” Bachmann interjected.

Wasserman Schultz then said that because Republicans are in the majority in the House they can “do whatever they want” and that the the select committee has a “pre-determined” outcome.

Bachmann jumped in again, “That’s absolutely not true.” She then accused Democrats of trying to “sabotage” the committee.

Watch the exchange via CNN:

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