Kevin McCarthy Steps Down

Life in the Boomer Lane

politifact-photos-Hannity_2Kevin McCarthy, poised to succeed John Boehner as the next Speaker of the House, has just thrown the Republican Party into a tizzy by removing his name from consideration. The announcement followed McCarthy’s appearance on Fox News, in which he told Sean Hannity that, in effect, the creation of the (taxpayer funded) Benghazi committee was less an attempt to get at the truth than it was a calculated Republican attempt to dethrone Hillary Clinton as the front runner for the Democratic Presidential nomination. In his words,

“And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s un-trustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.”

Response has been immediate from all…

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