After a two-year investigation, the Republican-led House Select Committee on Benghazi concluded that, as positioned, there was no way American forces could have reached the city’s consulate in time to save lives. GOP Senator John Cornyn, however, still has questions. Namely, what was Hillary Clinton’s involvement with Michael Bay’s lowest grossing film?
Republican legislators and the various American filter feeders that populate YouTube’s comment section have long clung to the theory that Hillary Clinton intentionally delayed (or blocked) military reinforcements that could’ve saved the American embassy in Benghazi. Today, that theory should be over forever.
For Bobby Knight, an ornery old basketball coach who gets to go on TV because he backed a racist orange horse at the right time, there is just one issue at play this election: Benghazi.
According to a police report released Saturday, Dane Gallion, the man suspected of shooting a stranger at a 13 Hours screening in Renton, Washington, was carrying a firearm because he was afraid of mass shootings. He also gave police three different, contradictory accounts of how the accidental shooting happened.
During an evening showing of 13 hours yesterday, a theater full of Benghazi enthusiasts in Renton, Washington bore witness to a different sort of disaster when an allegedly drunk 29-year-old dropped his gun, accidentally shooting one of his fellow theater-goers in the chest. As of this morning, the 40-year-old woman was listed as being in “serious condition.”
On CNN yesterday, Hillary Clinton told Jake Tapper that she was “too busy campaigning” to see 13 hours, the new (poorly performing) flick about the attack on Benghazi in 2012. Which—while valid—was probably a poor choice of words, considering it sets conspiracy theorists up perfectly to say things like this:
“Why didn’t we bomb the shit out of them?” a man asked me. “Why aren’t we bombing the shit out of ‘em? Give me a B-52 and I’ll go over there right now.” It was a chilly night in Texas, but his mind was more than 6,000 miles away, in Libya. He and I and some 30,000 other people had come to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas—home of the Dallas Cowboys—for the outsized world premiere of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Ted Cruz has been parading around Iowa this week, delivering meticulously rehearsed stump speeches and unfortunately unrehearsed “jokes.” It’s hard to tell exactly which category Cruz’s latest little metaphor falls in—mostly because it’s hard to imagine that anyone would ever tell him that talking about spanking Hillary Clinton is a good idea.
Before vanishing in a puff of smoke a week ago, Republic House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy asserted that the House’s select committee on Benghazi had been very successful ... in damaging Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers. The backlash against those comments may have led to McCarthy’s abrupt withdrawal from the Speaker of the House race, but this week, one of his Republic colleagues admitted what McCarthy said was basically true.
During tonight’s debate between Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and some custodial employees of the Wynn Las Vegas, StopHillaryPAC.org aired a generic Benghazi conspiracy theory clip blaming Clinton for the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. It contains three typos, including the name of the country in which he died.