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Nov 19 2015

Nice work if you can get it.

Now I think the Democratic Congressmen are missing an opportunity here. Not only are you getting a nice wining, dining, and shopping tour of Europe (only the best most secure hotels please) BUT you get a chance to come back to the Well of the House and report on how the Republican committee on Benghazi, Benghazi!, BENGHAZI!! is spending your tax money.

That’s win, win as far as I’m concerned.

Benghazi committee members travel to Europe
By Anita Kumar, McClatchy
November 17, 2015

The committee declined to release details about the trip for security reasons, but Democrats say Republicans are embarking on “a lavish and expensive new congressional delegation to Italy and other European destinations.”

“Next week we’ll be going to Germany and to Italy to do some more research, on the Benghazi,” he said. “So this thing is not over, and I promise you one thing: We are going to tell you what really happened, and all the consequences that went with it, and to let you know if we are prepared for another situation that can possibly come up in the Middle East, or anywhere else in the world where we have our men and women working for this country.”

The Republican-led House Select Committee on Benghazi, which heard testimony from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last month, is already facing criticism for costing taxpayers millions.

It has proven more costly than permanent panels on intelligence, veterans affairs, ethics and small business, according to the Committee on House Administration, which collects monthly expenditure reports from each committee.

“In the 11-hour marathon hearing with Secretary Clinton, Republicans showed the world that the Benghazi Select Committee is a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition to derail Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign – and that their net came up empty,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the committee. “The Republicans will never resuscitate the credibility of this committee, and they certainly won’t do so by traveling to Italy on the taxpayers’ dime.”

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