Scarborough: Hillary Benghazi Hearing ‘a Very Bad Day’ for Gowdy, GOP

On Friday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to Thursday’s marathon testimony given by Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to the House Benghazi Select Committee about the 2012 attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya.

According to Scarborough, it was an apparent victory for Clinton and a bad day for congressional Republicans, especially committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

“[T]he Benghazi hearing that could on be seen at least in terms of theatrics as a TKO for Hillary Clinton,” Scarborough said.

“Any time you have a major national figure that goes before Congress, it seems whether through the year whether it’s Republicans or Democrats, it’s always the person behind the microphone that know what is they’re doing that seems to make their questioners look like fools,” he continued. “And whether it was in the mid ‘80s with Rehnquist and Scalia when they were trying to be nominated before the court or even Oliver North, I guess I should say especially Oliver North — this isn’t just a Republican phenomenon or a Democrat phenomenon, but a congressional phenomenon. These panels seem to fall flat on their face and yesterday, no exception — a very bad day for Trey Gowdy and the Republicans, theatrically at least. Maybe some new evidence came out but it just didn’t happen yesterday.”

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