MSNBC Producer: Dems Hope GOP Reignites ‘War on Women’ by Grilling Hillary on Benghazi

At a fundraiser on Thursday night, President Barack Obama chided Democratic voters for their “congenital defect” of turning out in presidential years but often staying home during midterm election cycles. In a segment on MSNBC in which the guests pondered ways to enthuse Democrats ahead of November, MSNBC producer Dafna Linzer suggested that Democrats are hoping Republicans call former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi and reignite the “war on women.”

“So, you want to know how you fire up the Democratic base? Here you go,” Linzer began. “You fundraise off Benghazi. That’s a great idea. As soon as the Republicans start doing that, that fires up the Democratic base.”

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She added that it would be beneficial for Democrats if Republicans on the Benghazi select committee subpoenaed Clinton. “I would just love to see a table of Republican men question the Secretary of State all over again.”

“More war on women as a strategy to fire up the Democratic base,” Linzer concluded.

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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