May 18, 2014

We weren't going to see Meet the Press host David Gregory correct the record when RNC chair Reince Priebus came on and took former Secretary of State Hillary's congressional testimony out of context, as they always do, so Sen. Claire McCaskill had to do it instead.

McCaskill let both Priebus and his pal Karl Rove have it when asked what voters should think about the recent attacks on both Clinton's health and their fake Benghazi outrage that they've beaten to death.

DAVID GREGORY: I'll ask the same question to you. Do you think Karl Rove should apologize? Was this over the line?

SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL: You know, I think Karl Rove is struggling to be relevant. I mean this is a guy who took hundreds of millions of other people's money in the last cycle and had abject failure. So I think he's trying to be part of the conversation. I think we all know what this is. It's a cheap political shot. It's the kind of politics that kind of make people not want to participate. And it's too bad. [...]

DAVID GREGORY: As you look at Secretary of State Clinton, how she handled some of the questions that have emerged about Benghazi, or even about her health that, as you know, are a question for any candidate, do you think she could have done better? Should she do more to be completely transparent?

SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL: Listen, this is a strong, smart leader who is going to be a terrific president. And I don't care what Reince Priebus says. They do not want Hillary Clinton, because they know she is going to ignite a spark of enthusiasm across this country, and she has got the strongest résumé for president of anyone who's run in a very long time.

So I really think she's answered all of the questions about Benghazi. She's the one who called for an independent investigation. And of course her frustration, when she said it doesn't matter, was because she wants to make sure this doesn't happen again. And it was the Republicans that were blocking funding for embassy security. That's why she was frustrated.

I would prefer to have someone much more liberal than Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the upcoming presidential election, but I'm tired of these fake "scandals" being drummed up by the right to attack her.


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