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Rep. Trey Gowdy at a microphone
On Sunday, GOP #Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox's Chris Wallace that he has some big questions for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because he doesn't know "why we were still in Benghazi despite the fact that there was an escalation in violence." And why doesn't he know? Because:
I have never an opportunity to ask the secretary of state questions about the lead-up to Benghazi and why we were still there.
Therefore:
WALLACE: So tell me the single biggest question you want to ask Secretary Clinton?

GOWDY: Why were we still in Benghazi? The British ambassador was almost assassinated. Our facility was attacked twice. There were multiple episodes of violence. We were the last flag flying in Benghazi and I would like to know why.

Okay, so let's not indict Gowdy for having a question and not knowing the answer. Instead, let's see if there is any possible way that Gowdy could discover the answer without spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a partisan congressional committee.

And you know what? Good news! Because as Sam Stein writes, Gowdy's question has already been asked and answered. The last time that Clinton testified before Congress on #Benghazi, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce asked her why were in Benghazi despite the security threats. Her answer: We were in Benghazi as part of an effort to stabilize the Libyan government, and that while she was aware of the security issues and risks, the U.S. operates in many dangerous places around the world and security professionals did not recommend pulling out of Benghazi.

Maybe Trey Gowdy has a problem with the fact that he wasn't the one who asked the question, but he can't say that the question hasn't been asked nor can he say that it hasn't been answered. Well, let me take that back. Obviously he can say it because he did say it. But the only reason he got away with it without any pushback is that Fox News is in the tank for the GOP on Benghazi and everything else.

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