RINO Attack!

What can a conservative do about the pestiferous, eternal squishiness of RINOs who not only don’t “get it,” but don’t know when to keep their mouths shut?

Even as House Republicans were puffing up their case that the “cover-up” of Benghazi! represents one of the worst scandals in American history, here’s what the ranking Senate Republican on the relevant committee, Bob Corker of TN, was saying, via TPM’s Sahil Kapur:

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) said Wednesday that he’s “fairly satisfied” with the Obama administration’s account of events that led to the deaths of American diplomats in Benghazi last year.

“We need to know were these people culpable or not. If they were, why are they still on the payroll? Other than that, I’ve been able to read all the cables. I’ve seen the films,” Corker told MSNBC. “I feel like I know what happened in Benghazi. I’m fairly satisfied.

He cautioned House Republicans to be “respectful” if they probe the issue further


“Look, if the House wants to have hearings,” he said, “I hope they’re done in a respectful way and hopefully it will shed some light on what happened.”

See? He just doesn’t get it.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.