Campaign 2010

May 09, 2014

New DCCC Video: A Test of Republican Leadership

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a new video highlighting the failure of Republican Leadership to answer questions about the National Republican Congressional Committee’s despicable fundraising off of the Benghazi tragedy. Both Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor have pointedly refused to answer whether it is appropriate to use this tragedy to raise campaign cash, and the NRCC continues to raise money.

“Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor are failing abysmally in the leadership department this week,” said Josh Schwerin of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “While many Republicans have come out against the NRCC’s offensive fundraising tactics, both Boehner and Cantor have refused to even answer questions about their Party’s offensive use of the Benghazi tragedy as a fundraising tool.”

NEW VIDEO: A Test of Leadership

A growing chorus of Boehner and Cantor’s fellow Republicans have condemned the fundraising:


  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: “Even in a culture of hyper-partisanship, [there are] certain things that ought to be above politics, like the murder of our four fellow Americans…” [Huffington Post, 5/07/14]
  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling:  “NRCC letter campaigning on Benghazi ‘is not appropriate.’” [@IngrahamAngle, 5/08/14]
  • Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: “I think Congressman Gowdy is absolutely correct…There should not be this opportunistic fundraising gorging that tends to happen around these types of things.” [MSNBC, 5/07/14]
  • Former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour:  “When I was chairman of the RNC, we wouldn’t have done that.” [@IngrahamAngle, 5/08/14]
  • Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough: “They have undermined the credibility of this committee.. And they need to clean it up and promise they’re not going to do it again. Over four dead Americans, an American ambassador, over $25 donations to the NRCC. Give me a break. It’s disgusting.” [MSNBC, 5/08/14]