Congressman Gary Ackerman of New York apologized to State Department officials who were brought to Congress “on a ruse.” Ackerman spoke out about the phony “Benghazigate.”
“I want to first start by apologizing to the deputy secretaries because you have been brought here as a ruse,” Ackerman pointedly said to the testifiers seated before microphones along a table before him. “You are being used as foils to the conflicting intentions of some people on our committee and others in Washington for partisan political purposes.”
He continued to tear into the Republicans for helping Congress to become a “partisan bickering bunch of grousing old people trying to exploit whatever we can to our political advantage.” Yeesh.
The retiring congressman then lamented that his colleagues “have become people who want to exploit any kind of national calamity to the political advantage of our party. And the public is sick and tired of it.”
He suggested the Republican Party’s “attitude” plays a big factor, and that they lost this year’s presidential election because of that and their repeated referring to President Obama “in such vile terms,” attempting to paint him as an “illegitimate” leader.