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Gowdy to NRCC: Stop Fundraising Off Benghazi

Life got awkward Wednesday morning, after it was revealed that the NRCC was fundraising off Benghazi at the literal moment that newly-appointed chairman of the Benghazi Select Committee Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was telling Morning Joe that fundraising off Benghazi was beyond the pale.

On The Lead with Jake Tapper later this afternoon, Gowdy told the NRCC to knock it off.

“I cannot and will not raise money on Benghazi,” Gowdy said. “I also advise my colleagues to follow suit, and I think I did so in a pretty unambiguous way.”

Earlier Wednesday, Gowdy had told MSNBC, “There are, even in a culture of hyper-partisanship, certain things that ought to be above politics, like the murder of our four fellow Americans.” Meanwhile an NRCC page solicited donations on a page asking contributors to become “Benghazi watchdogs.”

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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