Rep. Alan Grayson has filed a House ethics complaint against Republicans Kevin McCarthy and Trey Gowdy over the never-ending Benghazi investigation. Via The Hill:
“The Benghazi Committee has been a political dog-and-pony show for its entire 17-month history,” Grayson said in a statement. “It has been clear even to casual observers that the purpose of the committee was never to investigate the tragic death of four Americans in a terrorist attack; it was to attack Hillary Clinton.” Grayson’s complaint to the House Ethics Committee notes that Committee funds can’t be used on “campaign-related expenses” and charges that the committee’s purpose is a veiled Republican attack on Clinton, who was secretary of State during the 2012 attack in Libya. McCarthy’s comments prompted widespread criticism from Democrats, who see them as proof of long-time allegations about the committee. The Majority Leader has since walked back those remarks, and Gowdy repudiated them Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Well, he is a friend, but my first reaction is, ‘Kevin, you’re wrong,’ ” Gowdy said.
Grayson is running for the Senate seat to be vacated by Marco Rubio. His chief Democratic primary rival is Rep. Patrick Murphy, whom Grayson has attacked for voting to create the Benghazi committee.