Republicans and conservative media outlets like Fox News began blaming the Obama administration for “covering up” the events that led to the deaths of four Americans in Libya just moments after the raid on the U.S. consulate on September 11th. But even as their various accusations and conspiracies have fallen to close scrutiny, the GOP is still making Obama out to be the next Richard Nixon.
“Benghazi is a far worse situation than Watergate,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said during an event earlier this week. “I have more questions than I have answers about that one. Who told the Seals to ‘stand down’? We will hold hearings. We will get answers. This is disgraceful. But if Obama is re-elected, it’s going to take longer to get facts about this than it has to get facts on the Fast and Furious.”
An investigation into Fast and Furios — a gun trafficking operation gone wrong — criticized federal officials, but “exonerated Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., whom many Republicans have blamed for the scandal.”