Senate majority leader Harry Reid put out a statement on Benghazi after House Speaker John Boehner announced the formation of a special committee to investigate it today. Doubling down on his obsession with the Koch brothers, he attacked the libertarian duo in the second sentence of his statement about a scandal stemming from a terrorist attack abroad:
Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch brothers and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.
“There have already been multiple investigations into this issue and an independent Accountability Review Board is mandated under current law. For Republicans to waste the American people’s time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision. While Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans.