We have two possibilities before us. First, that House Republicans purposefully stacked their Benghazi! select committee with the dumbest, most inept, most incompetent twits they could round up. Or second, that they didn't do that and the whole sodding Congress is just this dumb.
Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a member of the House Select Committee On Benghazi, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid “a trap” for the committee by making her Oct. 22 appearance go “as long as possible.”
Mind you, of all the people in that hearing room, the one least able to control how long the committee would sit on their behinds and ask former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton long, sometimes bizarre questions was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She was not allowed to just pick up and go home, even after the first four, six, eight, and 10 hours of questions proved that Republicans had absolutely no new information or questions or theories that might require her actual presence there. Republicans could have, say, limited their robust speechifying and instead asked a few more actual questions. They could have paid attention to their own rules on how long questions could go on, and perhaps gently persuaded the worst of the blowhards to give it a rest when their time had officially expired.
But no, the "trap" that they stumbled into was that Hillary Clinton somehow brain-tricked them into droning on with debunked theories and pointless talking points for 11 hours, even after Rep. Trey Gowdy had melted into a nondescript puddle in his own high-backed chair, even long after it had become clear that this had all been a wonderfully elaborate waste of everybody's day. It was her that done it.
So that will likely be the next hearing: The Benghazi committee will summon Hillary Clinton once again, this time to demand that she explain why their last Benghazi hearing went on so long. Rep. Westmoreland will get to the bottom of this.
Oh—but not before a nice, taxpayer-funded trip to Europe!
“Next week we’ll be going to Germany and to Italy to do some more research, on the Benghazi,” he said.
Mm-hmm. "Research." Let's hope Hillary Clinton doesn't force the Benghazi committee members to stay in top-notch hotels and eat seven-course gourmet meals on their taxpayer-provided European vacation, because she's just tricky enough to do it.