Congressman Richard Hanna became only the second Republican to say that the Benghazi Committee was targeting Hillary Clinton during an interview on Keeler Wednesday morning.

"This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton," said Hanna. "Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit is to tell the truth," he said in reference to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) who recently slipped up during an interview and implied his committee was going after Clinton.  It's widely believed that the gaffe cost him the House Speaker position.

 Later in the day, the story broke the national news after Hillary Clinton's campaign responded to the comment, which was part of an interview that covered a wide variety of topics.

"House Republicans aren't even shy anymore about admitting that the Benghazi Committee is a partisan farce," campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. "After failing to produce any new information on the tragic 2012 attacks at Benghazi despite a 17-month investigation, John Boehner has reportedly urged the committee to shift its focus to Hillary Clinton's emails in an ongoing effort to try to hurt her politically. Hillary Clinton will still attend next week's hearing, but at this point, Trey Gowdy's inquiry has zero credibility left." -Clinton campaign

Clinton is expected to appear before the house committee later this month. Listen to the complete interview here-   _____________________________________________________________________________ Follow Bill Keeler on Facebook

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