Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. It was one of the key words of the day on Twitter.
During a heated House Intelligence Committee hearing, former CIA deputy director Mike Morell denied he had a role in a #Benghazi 'cover-up' over the attack on the U.S. consulate 18 months ago. Morell said there were never political motivations behind changes he made to disputed Benghazi talking points.
"I never allowed politics to influence what I said or did. Never," he said.
It was tough to find much sympathy from folks on the right, who took to Twitter to bash both Morell and President Obama.
Morell testified today that he circulated #Benghazi talking points to WH for "final coordination." Previously testified no "coordination"— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) April 2, 2014
What Dems can’t seem to grasp is why Benghazi is still in the news.
"The chief remaining mystery about Benghazi is why Republicans are still harping on it 19 months after the attack" http://t.co/vBR9LLOXLX— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) April 2, 2014
It wasn’t just the Benghazi hearing that irked conservatives online. Obama took heat Wednesday night for attending a fundraiser while a shooting -- killing four people at Fort Hood Army base in Texas -- unfolded.
Nothing says sympathy for the common man and disdain for the 1% like a $550K dinner as Ft. Hood shooting unfolds. http://t.co/e71mHspotp— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 3, 2014
And then there were six. The RNC has whittled its 2016 choices to host the Republican convention down to six cities: Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City. Phoenix and Columbus got the boot.
Red State’s Erick Erickson has a bit of advice.
Dear GOP: you will prove yourself truly suicidal if the 2016 convention is in Vegas.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 2, 2014
What do you think he means? Lemme know …
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