Rep. Elijah Cummings: Boehner Should Shut Down Fundraising Off Benghazi
Democrats Republicans have to stop playing politics with the lives of four dead Americans.
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 Campaign 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.”