Benghazi Day

[Content Note: Terrorism; death; misogyny.]

Today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Here is a chart by Andrew Breiner for Think Progress illustrating the absurdity of this investigation:

chart showing the number of Congressional committees investigating high-profile terror attacks: 1998 Embassy Bombing: 0 | Oklahoma City Bombing: 0 | Boston Marathon Bombing: 1 | September 11th: 2 | USS Cole: 2 | Khobar Towers Bombing: 2 | Benghazi: 8

Yes, this is the eighth Congressional committee convened to investigate the Benghazi attack, in which four Americans were killed. It is also the 32nd hearing held by those eight committees. By comparison, there were 22 hearings on September 11th.

If you are interested in watching the hearing, C-SPAN is streaming it live here.

UPDATE 1: Hillary Clinton is giving her opening statement now.

image of Hillary Clinton testifying

UPDATE 2: An actual Washington Post headline as the hearings begin: "Benghazi committee chairman defends its existence." Good grief.

UPDATE 3: [CN: Video autoplays at link] CNN: "3-in-4 say Benghazi panel politically motivated." Ya think?!

UPDATE 4: LOLOLOL Hillary's PERFECT face while partisan dipshits are yammering on at her:

image of Hillary Clinton testifying, with her chin in her hand, looking contemptuous

She's not offended; she's contemptuous!

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