John Boehner might be the most unintentionally funny politician in Washington, D.C.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, for instance, told conservative journalists that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Benghazi/e-mail kerfuffle just won’t go away.
Imagine that. They won’t vaporize. Become old news. They won’t be relegated to the back burner.
And why do you suppose that’s the case?
It’s because Boehner and other Republicans won’t allow it.
That’s the short answer. Indeed, it’s the only answer I can figure at the moment.
The Benghazi matter will stay in the public eye for as long as Congress wants it to stay there. Boehner, according to the Washington Examiner, intends to keep the focus on Benghazi and the e-mails that have been called into question by the House Select Benghazi Committee chaired by Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.
Boehner said this: “They deleted all the (former IRS director) Lois Lerner e-mails, but they keep finding them. You know, these things just don’t go away. So I don’t know where the server is, I don’t know what condition it’s in, I have no idea, but the American people deserve the facts. That’s all. Just tell us what the facts are.”
So, the hunt will go on. Benghazi will remain in front of voters. Boehner wants the truth, by golly, no matter what.
I don’t know whether to dismiss Boehner’s ridiculous assertions about why these matters won’t fade into oblivion or whether to enjoy watching these fishing expeditions. On one hand, the Benghazi tragedy — in which four Americans were killed in that September 2012 fire fight launched by terrorists at the U.S. consulate in Libya — has been settled. Members of Congress, though, keep looking for more … and then more after that. They seem intent on finding something — anything — that’s going to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
That, I submit, is why the Benghazi e-mail tempest will keep going.
Correct, Mr. Speaker?