Harry Reid Calls Benghazi Probe a ‘Political Circus,’ Accuses GOP of Defending the Koch Brothers

• May 2, 2014 2:39 pm


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) responded in typical fashion to House Speaker John Boehner's (R., Ohio) decision to establish a select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack of September 11, 2012:

Below is Reid's full statement, in which he attacks the Koch brothers in the second sentence, never mentions the word "Benghazi," and accuses Republicans of:

  • "Trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories"
  •  Wasting the American people's time
  • "Staging a partisan political circus"
  • Ginning up "yet another political food fight"
Harry Reid


"Republicans are showing yet against that they have nothing to offer the middle class. Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch brothers and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.

"There have already been multiple investigations into this issue and an independent Accountability Review Board is mandated under current law. For Republicans to waste the American people’s time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision. While Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans."

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