Democratic Strategist: Benghazi 'Not a Scandal'

Friday, 09 May 2014 04:29 PM

By Courtney Coren

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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."

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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."

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