Allen West Takes Whackjob Benghazi Theory to New Height of Ugliness

Here’s a friendly reminder why anyone with a shred of decency will be delighted to see the back of war criminal one term Congressman Allen West in January.

Yesterday, on Fox News, the Islamophobic bigot and soon to be former legislator suggested that Hillary Clinton’s recent concussion was part of the grand Benghazi cover up that is being played out in the minds of paranoid wingnuts:

“I’m not a doctor, but it seems as though…the Secretary of State has come down with a case of Benghazi flu.”

“I think we have to get to the bottom of this. There’s still a very countless amount of unanswered questions.”

No, Congressman West is certainly not a doctor. Nor, astonishingly, is he familiar with how things work on Capitol Hill.

While Clinton was scheduled to testify yesterday, that has been postponed — not cancelled. And even if she quits her job before testifying, she will eventually be held to account — just like General Petraeus was forced to testify about Benghazi after resigning as CIA chief (despite similarly kooky conspiracy theories). Congress can compel anyone to testify before a committee through subpoena: me, you, my dear Aunt Sally, General Petraeus, Secretary Clinton, Karl Rove etc. No one is safe.

Congressman West doesn’t seem to realize that. But fortunately, he won’t need to learn the rules of the game. In fact, he can trash the rule book that he never bothered reading when he cleans out his desk at the end of the month.

Samuel Knight

Samuel Knight is a freelance journalist living in DC and a former intern at the Washington Monthly.