House Republicans split over how much more to make fools of themselves over Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question as she testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on

Because grilling Hillary Clinton for 11 hours, spending a lot of that time focusing on her emails rather than on Benghazi, worked so well for Republicans, they’re debating how hard to keep going after her emails. Former House Speaker John Boehner had kept committee chairs like Jason Chaffetz from making total asses of themselves “investigating” Clinton’s email set-up, but there’s a new speaker in town and some Republicans are hoping Paul Ryan will let them take the reins. Some of the usual suspects are all for it:

“I just think it needs to happen. … We already know [Clinton] messed up,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a member of the Benghazi and Oversight committees who remains skeptical of Clinton because a handful of her emails have surfaced from other sources, even though Republicans asked for all her Libya-related correspondence from the State Department. “It seems to me we have to

everything we can to ensure we know if [she turned over everything]. … Whether that should be on the Benghazi Committee or the Oversight Committee or the Foreign Affairs Committee — that’s up to them.”

Other Republicans are more cautious, wanting to leave the matter in the hands of the Justice Department. That group includes Darrell flippin’ Issa!

“Should Clinton be accountable for her wrongdoing? Yes, but that’s mostly up to the Justice Department now,” Issa added. “If we do more, what have we really accomplished? … If we go after it, it looks exactly like what it would be: further trying to pull out things that are right now in the political arena.”

When Darrell Issa doesn’t want to subpoena a bunch of Democrats, you know it would be a really bad idea for Republicans.

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