Lindsey Graham Using Benghazi Tragedy In Campaign Ads


As John Aravosis noted here, if we weren't already sure what Lindsey Graham has been up to with exploiting the tragedy in Libya, we have our answer now -- GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham running campaign ads on Benghazi tragedy:

For anyone still wondering why Republican Senator Lindsay Graham has taken the lead for the GOP, along with John McCain, on trying to exploit the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya two months ago, we now have our answer.

Lindsey Graham is using our dead ambassador for his re-election campaign.

Even Mitt Romney wasn’t this morbidly brazen.

But the evidence is incontrovertible. Lindsey Graham is running campaign ads about Benghazi. One such ad was found by Alvin McEwen of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters on the Talk Points Memo site, and another on Daily Kos (Alvin forwarded them to me): [...]

And when you click on the ad, it takes you to a petition on, the Republican Senator’s campaign site that asks you to “sign the petition if you want answers”: [...]

Oh we’d like answers all right.

Starting with why the Republicans keep treating the deaths of four Americans as if they’ve won the lottery. Who does Lindsey Graham think he is, Mitt Romney?

As Steve Kornacki at Salon informed us this spring, Graham is likely to face a "tea party" primary challenger in 2014. So here he was on Meet the Press this morning, continuing to beat the drum on Benghazi and demanding that a select committee be formed, even though he and McCain's third amigo, Joe Lieberman already threw them under the bus -- Lieberman: Select Committee on Benghazi Not Needed.

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