"Scumbags...in the White House"
"Our Democratic friends, for the most part, have been in the tank over Benghazi," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday on Mike Gallagher's radio show, according to Mediaite. "Some guy said this about me yesterday on the left: The only reason I cared about this was because I have six tea party opponents. Well, if that's true, I'm the biggest scumbag in America."
"I don't think that's true; I know it's not true," he continued. "It would be almost impossible for Lindsey Graham -- given who I am and what I've been doing for the last 20 years -- not to care about those in harm's way, who get killed, and not go on to hold the administration accountable that lied about it."
"The scumbags are the people in the White House who lied about this," Graham said.
"Diversion, subterfuge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi"
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Thursday that the emails were simply a distraction from real issues like immigration reform, renewing long-term unemployment insurance or raising the minimum wage.
"Diversion, subterfuge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi," she said. "Why aren't we talking about something else."
"Dude, it was like two years ago"
"Maybe. I don't really remember," Vietor responded.
"You don't remember?" Baier said incredulously.
"Dude, this was like two years ago," Vietor countered. "We're still talking about the most mundane process."
"Dude, it is the thing that everybody is talking about," Baier shot back.
"We're talking about the process of editing talking points," Vietor said. "That's what bureaucrats do all day long. Your producers edit scripts multiple times."
"We didn't run to the sound of the guns"
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, slammed the administration during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday for failing to "run to the sound of guns" and instead "issuing press releases."
"We didn't run to the sound of the guns. They were issuing press releases. We had Americans dying. We had dead people. We had wounded people. And our military didn't try to engage in that fight," Chaffetz said.