Rep. Cummings: Boehner Can Stop GOP Fundraising off Benghazi ‘Right Now’
Things got weird yesterday when Trey Gowdy (R-SC), newly appointed chairman of the House of Representatives’ Benghazi Select Committee, told the GOP not to fundraise off of Benghazi even as fundraising emails were going out that hour from National Republican Congressional Committee. Gowdy later reiterated his opposition to using the issue as a fundraising tool, and on Thursday morning, Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) told a Morning Joe panel that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) needed to tell his caucus to knock it off.
“Speaker Boehner can shut this fundraising effort down right now and he should,” Cummings said. “You shouldn’t be raising money with regard to this matter. Joe, if you want to send out a message, send that one.”
Scarborough agreed, and said he had condemned the effort earlier in the program. (Gowdy made his original statement about fundraising twenty-four hours ago on Scarborough’s show.) Cummings went on to endorse Alex Wagner’s assessment, voiced a few minutes prior, of the email that has revived Benghazi as a subject of House inquiry.
For all the on-screen agreement, POLITICO found that GOP groups were likely to continue the fundraising efforts.
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:
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