The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: GOP Must Not Assume ‘Worst Motives’ in Benghazi Hearings

Charles Krauthammer urges Republicans participating in the Benghazi hearings next week must not assume the “worst of motives” on the part of the Obama administration, among other things, in order to mitigate the charge that their inquiries are politically motivated.

“I think Republicans ought to be really careful to ask a question and not give a speech,” he said, “to listen to the previous question and follow up, and lastly, to treat everybody in an impartial way, looking for information, and be willing to accept human error, not assuming always the worst of motives — to make it a real inquiry into truth and thus take away the argument that it’s a political attack.”

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