- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel questioned conservatives’ motives behind going after the Obama administration so fervently, following the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

Joe Scarborough said that though he wants a thorough investigation, he doesn’t understand why conservatives believe that Benghazi is somehow the “holy grail” or “Watergate” that will turn Americans against the president.


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Chuck Todd then suggested that Republicans want to get the president “on scandal” so badly because they can’t win on the issues like they did in 2010.

“For this conspiracy theory that some people believe is out there — that the White House was trying to downplay a terrorist attack because of the election — then they did a really poor job of it.” he said. “Because within three or four days, it was pretty clear to the entire world this was a terrorist attack from a group that had some sort of extremist Al Qaeda ties.”