Former Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill declared that she was starting a new Fourth of July tradition in her family to watch video of the January 6th Capitol riot and insisted there needs to be an investigation because it was worse than Benghazi.
Since I hold the idiocy to be self-evident, I’ll just make three quick points:
1. Terrorists in Benghazi destroyed our diplomatic outpost in Libya and murdered four brave Americans: security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, US Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. I list their names because too many people would like us to forget them. This was also an attack on an American government installation and the murder of US officials.
On January 6th, the only person killed was an unarmed protester shot at point blank range by a Capitol Police officer who has been absolved of any wrongdoing and is yet to identified…maybe.
2. The deaths in Benghazi were both tragic and unnecessary: the attack on the anniversary of 9/11 was predictable, pleas for more security before the attack were ignored, and pleas for backup and rescue went unanswered. The day before the Capitol violence, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser rejected an offer of federal officers to provide extra security, insisting it wasn’t needed. This was one way in which it was actually similar to Benghazi: the failure of Democrats to do their jobs.
3. I am starting a new July 4th tradition in my family as well. We will all join together and thank God that Claire McCaskill is a “former Senator.”