Hearings are not a trial and the Benghazi Committee’s interrogation of Hillary Clinton was not supposed to be a prosecution, so why did Chairman Trey Gowdy’s opening statement sound like it was taken from a television courtroom drama? Because this is partisan political drama as good as you are ever going to find. Everyone gets a piece of the action and everyone wins except the four dead Americans these proceedings are supposed to be all about.
Sadly, bipartisan means the opposite of what it meant in politically happier times on Capitol Hill. Now it means baiting the opposition into doing something that seethes with partisanship. This has never been more excruciatingly obvious than with two of the biggest partisan charades we have seen in years. On one hand, we have Democrats fighting tooth and nail to not participate in a House probe of what happened in Benghazi even though they will blame the investigation for not being bipartisan.