Congressman Mike Pompeo gave us a preview of the October 22nd House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing with Hilary Clinton on today’s show.
The audio: 10-07hhs-pompeo
HH: I’m joined now by Congressman Mike Pompeo who is on the Intelligence Committee [and] on the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Congressman Pompeo, welcome back, it’s great to see you again.
MP: It’s great to be with you, Hugh.
HH: I got to start with a Washington Examiner story which was published literally an hour ago. Representative Louise Slaughter, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee was expected to try tonight to disband the House Select Committee amid backlash over comments by majority leader, Kevin McCarthy. Her effort was almost certain to fail. First of all, has it failed? Secondly, I don’t think there’s a backlash. I think there’s actually intensity of focus after the revelations yesterday of another server company. What’s the situation, Congressman Pompeo?
MP: In fact, it has failed. She made her effort just a little bit ago, and it failed on the House floor as it was destined to. From my perspective, as someone who’s now been at this for almost two and half years, we are bound and determined led by Chairman Gowdy to do our best to get the answers about how it was the case that under Secretary Clinton’s leadership in the State Department, we had four Americans killed at a facility she was responsible for. And the aftermath of this incident, in order to A, hold folks accountable, and B, do our best to make sure something like this never happens again.
HH: Now I do not believe Kevin McCarthy meant anything that was attributed to him, I’ve listened to the statement over and over again. he was talking about the effect of the Benghazi hearing, not their motivation. nevertheless, it’s caused him quite a lot of controversy and promised today the Freedom Caucus endorsed Daniel Webster which has got ot also create a lot of consternation. does that necessarily procure him from becoming Speaker on the ballot as expected on Thursday?
MP: My guess is that tomorrow and Thursday, Mr. McCarthy is ultimately selected as our nominee and then on the 29th, I believe, we’ll go to the House floor and there will be lots of discussion between now and then about how that will proceed. Continue Reading