California Republican Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, has become the third Mormon Congressman to politicize the Benghazi attack to help further Mitt Romney’s presidential ambitions. Joining Raul Labrador and Jason Chaffetz, McKeon has been a regular on Fox News lately trying to take political advantage of the four American deaths in Libya on 9/11.
Despite the U.S. Senate setting a date for hearings on the issue in two weeks, McKeon just can’t seem to wait. Yesterday, he sent out a letter to the President and demanded immediate answers; McKeon questions military operations in Benghazi attack. It doesn’t take much imagination to wonder why this LDS Saint is so impatient.
McKeon has been pushing the Benghazi controversy from the beginning. On Oct. 16 McKeon phoned into the Laura Ingraham hate radio show where he said the CIA, the State Department, and the Executive Branch were engaged in a “cover-up… worse than Watergate.” He applauded Ingraham’s vitriolic comments about Hillary Clinton, and stated that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice should resign.
McKeon is in trouble. His personal finances are in shambles, he’s neck deep in allegations of mortgage fraud, he’s mired in bankruptcy, he’s given his wife special governmental favors, and he’s become known as a flack for special interests, specifically defense contractors. He might get booted out of office next week, so you can imagine why this particular Mormon is so desperate to stick his neck out for Bishop Romney.