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Monday, February 08, 2016

Benghazi Committee Dems Gave Staffers Bonuses While Blasting Probe's Cost

Democrats on the House committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks awarded tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staff, while at the same time repeatedly attacking Republicans over the rising cost of the investigation.

According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015.

While the bonuses make up only a fraction of the panel's total expenses to date, critics suggested they undermine the minority members' complaints about the budget.

"This is the height of hypocrisy,” Lisa Boothe, a Republican strategist and president of High Noon Strategies, told

Democrats have been relentless in describing the investigation as a waste of money, even including a “Benghazi Spending Tracker” on their website. The total taxpayer tab is now at nearly $6 million.

“Republicans continue to drag out this political charade closer to the 2016 presidential election, and the American taxpayers continue to pay the price,” ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said in January.



Anonymous said...

The Gentleman from MD leaves a lot to be desired

Anonymous said...

The Gentleman - LOL! Thanks needed that laugh this morning. Only to realize it is more sad than funny. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

How much did they pay the families of those they left to die in that crap hole called Benghazi. As for the racist Cummings we just keep electing him. You can not fix genetic stupidity.

Anonymous said...

what do you expect. Congress is the lowest rated institution in America in intergrity and honesty. No one trust them, no one.