Chris Matthews Strikes Out Again

Rep. Elijah Cummings lies to liberal host


This afternoon, on his cable talk show, liberal host Chris Matthews allowed his guest, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) to blatantly lie to him and his audience in Cummings’s claim that the GOP alleged budget cuts have harmed the nation’s ability to properly secure overseas embassies and consulates, like the one in Benghazi that was attacked last month.

Democrats have been promoting this myth and cable anchors like MSNBC’s Matthews and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien have dutifully bought in.

However, in testimony presented to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this afternoon—testimony personally witnessed by ranking member Cummings—State Department official Charlene Lamb was directly asked whether such budget cuts affected the security decisions of the Department, a charge she flatly denied with an answer that could not have been clearer, "No sir."