Pelosi On GOP's "Obsession" With Benghazi: "We Cannot Let It Soak Up All Of Congressional Attention"


"The obsession that some of my Republican colleagues have in the House doesn't look like it's on the path to really finding a solution, but just to keeping an issue alive," Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) said on on the Saturday morning broadcast of MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry program.

"We have to find out everything about what happened there," Pelosi said. "There's no question about that."

"To wrangle about some wording when it is the intelligence consensus estimate process -- everybody puts in and says 'this is how I think it should be.' They sign off, those are the talking points," Pelosi explained.

"We want to find out what did happen, but there is one line of investigation at the State Department with very esteemed, distinguished leadership appointed to look into it [that] looked into it," Pelosi said. "And then it becomes an issue that is subterfuge. Let's talk about Benghazi forever so we don't have to talk about what the American people want us to talk about."

"We certainly have to give the full attention that Benghazi deserves, but we can not let it soak up all the Congressional attention," Pelosi said. "What would be the purpose of that?"

"There's an obsession with Benghazi, Hillary Clinton," she added.

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