Earlier this week, McCarthy had praised a House select committee's work for its effect on weakening Hillary Clinton's poll numbers during her presidential campaign. On Thursday, McCarthy, the current House majority leader, said on Fox News that he had unintentionally misstated his position.
"This committee was set up for one sole purpose, to find the truth on behalf of families for four dead Americans," McCarthy told Bret Baier. "Now, I did not imply in any way that that work is political, of course it is not. Look at the way they have carried themselves out."
He added: "That committee is solely to get the truth out, but it happened within the truth you found out about a server," a reference to the private email server Clinton has admitted she maintained while secretary of state. "This committee's sole purpose is to find the truth why four Americans were killed that night, and that is the work they have done, that is the hearings they have done, they have been applauded on all sides of the aisle, so it was never my intention to say that."
McCarthy also told Baier he predicts that he will get the votes to become speaker.
What he actually said:
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" McCarthy said on Fox News. "But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought."
Now anyone with so much as a a GED can comprehend this statement . But as usual the spin masters twisted it to fit their small minded audiences.
He never said this was done to bring down her poll numbers since if anyone was paying attention ,she wasn't even running for president when this investigation started. I know that is a little tough for the agenda pushing left to admit though.
her private sever for top secret government e-mails came out and she lied about it and "now" people see that she is untrustworthy. Although I am sure the hard liners would still support her even if she admitted eating her dog.