Chuck Todd either knows he's not telling the truth here, or he never turns on Fox "news" because as Media Matters documented, Republicans did not refrain from talking about Benghazi on the one year anniversary of the attack on our consulate.
I'm pretty sure they missed a few, because I was listening to Fox quite a bit that day myself and they were hammering on Benghazi at every turn, but here are some examples Media Matters put together: 7 Republicans Who Disprove Chuck Todd On GOP Handling Of Benghazi Anniversary:
NBC News' Chuck Todd claimed that Congressional Republicans refrained from talking about Benghazi on the one-year anniversary of the attacks -- the statements and actions of at least seven GOP officials on September 11 prove otherwise.
September 11, 2013 marked the twelve-year anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history and the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Over the last year, congressional Republicans and conservative media have formed an echo chamber of lies, smears, and conspiracies related to the Benghazi attacks and the Obama administration's handling of its aftermath.
On Meet the Press the Sunday following the anniversary, NBC News' Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd claimed that Republicans withheld from discussing Benghazi during the one-year anniversary of the attacks: (emphasis added)
DAVID GREGORY (host): Meanwhile, we're talking about not only twelve years after 9/11, and the Middle East, Benghazi, back as a political focus this week.
TODD: It is. The House Republicans have not dropped this as an issue. They didn't talk about it last week during the one-year anniversary of the Benghazi attack, but this week on Thursday alone, three different hearings are going to be taking place on the same day on Capitol Hill. House Republicans, they don't want to drop this.
But House and Senate Republicans alike jumped at the opportunity to push Benghazi falsehoods on the anniversary of the attacks.
Go read the rest for the list they put together. Republicans have shown no restraint with their endless hammering on this drummed up fake scandal, and there's no sign of them slowing down yet for any reason. They're not going to stop as long as they believe there is any chance Hillary Clinton is going to run for president. It's so nice of Chuck Todd to give them some cover just ahead of another string of endless hearings on the topic.