Skip to comments.Dem Rep. Claims Benghazi Witness Changed His Story: GOPers Were ‘Trying To Put Words In His Mouth’
Posted on 05/11/2013 10:19:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) paid a visit to Morning Joe to discuss this weeks news surrounding Benghazi which included the hearing and this mornings story about the edited talking points. Amid the panel discussion, Cummings spoke specifically about one of the witnesses, alleging that Republicans tried to change his story in a way that contradicted his sworn testimony.
Asked whats next, Cummings (who, you may recall, criticized GOP Rep. Darrell Issa for politicizing Benghazi during Wednesdays hearing) said it was a search for the truth. Referring to one of the witnesses who testified at this weeks hearing, Cummings said, there is sworn testimony from Gregory Hicks that said nobody coerced him or tried to change his story.
You all reported on this show that Cheryl Mills was hollering at him. He never said that, Cummings said. But the interesting thing is, in the hearing, one of our members tried to put the words in his mouth that was the opposite of what he just testified to in a sworn testimony a few days before. [...] So when Republicans do that, it takes away from our credibility.
At that point, Joe Scarborough interjected to question whether Cheryl Mills, top aide to Hillary Clinton, never contacted Hicks to express dissatisfaction with his raising questions and speaking up. He pointed to the story about the incident in the New York Times, reminding Cummings that the Times isnt quite a right-wing outlet.
Are you telling me Mr. Hicks changed his story? Scarborough pressed.
That is exactly right, Cummings replied.
I dont blame him, Cummings added. I blame the Republicans on our committee trying to put words in his mouth. And we put out a piece yesterday to show what he said in sworn testimony on April 11th before a Republican investigator and then what he said at the hearing. But again, the Republicans were trying to get him to say things.
Watch below, via MSNBC:
Possibly the stupidest man to ever sit in the House of Representatives, and that is saying something.
See the website for video.
Don’t want to watch that [deleted] so I’ll ask, is there a testimony difference or is Cummings blowing smoke?
That’s right, Elijah ...run to the media whores.
I watched the entire testimony. Dems ALL had the same “talking points” in response to the testimony. They were like a broken record. I was embarrassed for them. And, they left before the testimony of the witnesses was even over!!!!!!
They did such a sh*tty job of trying to fight it, they’re now turning to the media whores to do their dirty work for them.
Won’t work, you bastards. You don’t care and it shows. (and THAT goes for the media, as well-—YOU DON’T CARE.)
He's jes representin.
Crazy Elijah blowing smoke again. He thinks Americans are idiots. (YAWN)
The Dems have been politicizing Katrina and Iraq for years..and how about “Blame Bush” hey Dems, do you think you will EVER stop blaming Bush..so STFU about politicizing OK..Dems are the kings of politicizing EVERYTHING
“Possibly the stupidest man to ever sit in the House of Representatives, and that is saying something.”
Is he any relation to the cell phone lady?
He represents his demographic well.
Mr. Cummings, the GOP cannot put anything anywhere for any reason at all.
The only actual purpose in their existence is to serve as the scapegoat for your criminal enterprise party.
And you expect me to believe that they manipulated this man somehow?
Did they put tears in his eyes and pain in his voice too?
Was that a GOP ventriloquist throwing his voice?
Mr. Cummings, with all due respect, go **** yourself.
He's going to cover Obunga's ass at any and all costs. RACIST SOB.
“He thinks Americans are idiots.”
He’s right——the ones that voted for him and Bath-House Barry are.
Cummings brought this issue up during the hearing.
Mr. Hicks said that he felt he was being ignored/persecuted/reduced to a lower job position/yelled at/etc.
Cummings brought up the fact that they had a piece of paper that Hicks had signed stating that (AT THE TIME) he was not being punished. Apparently this was signed by Hicks in the early stages of the incident, and the DEMS are trying to use it to say that he is contradicting himself.
I.E. The best they got is a bunch of B.S. that anyone can see means nothing, considering what they have done to him since he signed it.
Yup! He knows that only idiots would vote for them.
Your tagline says it all:
The monsters are due on Maple Street.
Only, The monsters are HERE on Maple Street.
I guess you forgot San Fran Nan, Cynthia McKinney, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Maxine.
Thanks for sitting through the whole thing and for the summary. I didn’t have the patience for it. I flipped back to it a few times, but after I heard the “death is part of life” bit, I quit watching any of it at that point...
And it wasn’t impatience with watching a hearing, I’ve done plenty of that. It was impatience with the Dim/Communist dribble...
He keeps getting reelected, so why wouldn't he think the majority of Americans in his home district ARE idiots?
His performance at that hearing was embarrassing. It was so bad, I believe the Democrats who spoke up later softened their tone.
I wonder if Elijah will ever get tired of emptying the bed pans for the white folks down at the DNC.
[[Crazy Elijah blowing smoke again. He thinks Americans are idiots.]]
Ummm- America voted dear leader BACK in again- A lot of them ARE idiots
[[Cummings brought up the fact that they had a piece of paper that Hicks had signed stating that (AT THE TIME) he was not being punished. Apparently this was signed by Hicks in the early stages of the incident, and the DEMS are trying to use it to say that he is contradicting himself.]]
The republicans need to recall him and ask “So Mr Hicks, Is it your opinion that AFTER you signed that statement that the left then began intimidating you, bullying you and harrasing you and htreatening to demote you in order to keep you from testifying?”
“Sionce you were harrassed and threatened with demotion, is it your contention that the left was tryign to force you to say soemthign agaisnt your will so that htey could hten later politicise your previous statements BEFORE they began the threats and harrassments?”
turn htis right back aroudn o nthe scum o nthe left liek cummings-
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) = paid political operative to muddy the waters and confuse people to make them doubt the truth. Professional political hack.
[[but after I heard the death is part of life bit, I quit watching any of it at that point...]]
That just goes to show the despicable nature of the left- Someoen on the right shoudl have IMMEDIATELY followed yup with soemthign like “Yes, death is a part of life, but we as HUMAN BEINGS Geenrally try our best to prevent death and take death very seriously isntead of showing callous indifferences like hte leaderrship of this coutnry did when 4 AMERICANS wefre screamign for help and NOONE went to help them!- And we DO NOT order our military to ‘stand down’ when people whom we’ve asked to put hteir lives on the liens for us in dangerous places are begging us for help- We DO NOT turn away and go to sleep while they are fightign for their lives knowing we ahve abandoned them in their time of need!”
I swear- Hilalry showed fake outrage- but the republicans have a golden opportunity to show GENUINE outrage, and disgust over what happened- let’s hope they have the backbone to put the scum o nthe left i ntheir places
[[Thanks ... a signed piece of paper by an employee stating “he was not being punished” screams that he was being punished]]
One has to wonder WHY they made him sign that?
Rep. Cummings is so far up Obama’s butt that it explains why there’s smoke coming out of Obie’s ears.
I’ve notice smoke coming out of Mooschelle’s mouth on ocassion. I wonder ....?
Hmmm.... He’s stupid alright, but Hank Johnson and his tipping over Guam is some major competition. Also don’t forget Shiela Jackson Lee and Cynthia McKinney a couple other major competitors.
All four of them combined don’t even top 60 on an IQ scale.... I’m dead serious.
Are you a 3rd grader or do you just not proofread your posts?
were you born an ass or did you just grow into gradual like?
Well at least you spelled that right. You can’t even spell the word “the” usually.
I would submit that the very fact we have our current president is pretty good evidence that he is not wrong.
Throw in Sheila Jackson Lee who thought astronauts planted the American flag on Mars.
The Dems sure are acting the way they would if this was a real scandal brewing. They are using every tactic possible to muddy the waters.
All four of them combined dont even top 60 on an IQ scale.... Im dead serious."
How about Rep. Hank (Guam will tip over) Johnson?
He loves the plantation as it gives him a better life than he could ever have through honest work.
And the ones who failed to vote against him are also useful idiots.
Benghazi was “politicized” when Susan Rice told that inane whopper about a video on every talk show the Sunday after the attack. If Cummings wants to de-politicize it he will persuade Obama to start telling the truth about what happened and why he lied about it. Otherwise, it will all remain “politicized” (like everything else).
The Obama administration as we know changed their story 12 times at least. Now he's accusing a witness [behind the witnesses back of course] of changing his story.
Cummings is just out there to provide indefensibly stupid but easy to remember talking points to their stupid constituency so they will not educate themselves and will remain stupid.
I haven't heard this meme before - I imagine we can expect to hear more of this talking point in the coming days?
It's disgusting the lengths these a-holes will go to protect themselves and destroy the lives of anyone who gets in the way.
IOW, he’s a lying sack of crap who is unfit for office and should be removed or expelled.
Benghazi whistle-blower a Democrat, voted for Hillary and Obama twice
The Daily Caller | 5-11-2013 | Caroline May
Posted on 05/11/2013 9:09:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing
And if we didn’t have a Speaker of the House that still squats to pee, this lying POS would be stripped of ALL committee assignments, as well as All Democrats, just like when the demoncrats were in charge during Reagans Presidency. Force this POS to Sit in the Back of the BUS.
If you can't spell or use proper English we don't want you here even if you are on the same side.
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