Democratic Strategist: Benghazi 'Not a Scandal'

Friday, 09 May 2014 04:29 PM

By Courtney Coren

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Democratic strategist and radio host Ben Wikler says that what happened during and after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, is not a scandal.

"We all agree that Benghazi was a tragedy. Four great Americans died. It's something that all of us regret happening, but it's not a scandal," Wikler told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"We now have four major investigations, eight investigations in total. We've had 13 congressional hearings, 50 briefings, 25,000 pages of documents, and they all come up with zero cases of intentional wrongdoing," Wikler said. "So, what is this really about? This is about politics in its rawest form."

Story continues below video.

The Democratic strategist said that he doesn't think it makes any difference if the Democrats participate in the House select committee on Benghazi because nothing new is going to be found that hasn't been revealed by all the previous hearings.

"We have all of this information, and each new piece of evidence winds up pointing to the same thing, that there was incompetence that night, there was tragedy, and there was no scandal," Wikler said, adding that the committee is a "distraction" and "a waste of government resources."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved