Nancy Pelosi is anxious to move the subject away from Benghazi. She tried to talk about immigration and the minimum wage at her weekly press conference on Thursday but reporters kept asking her about a newly released "smoking gun" email proving White House politicization of the Benghazi talking points. At one point Pelosi threw up he hands saying, “What I will say is, again, diversion, subterfuge: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else?”
The subject of the questioning was an email uncovered by Judicial Watch in which the White House spelled out its goals for UN Ambassador Susan Rice's appearance on Sunday shows following the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the murder of four Americans. That email stated:
Pelosi was quick to dismiss the controversy over the email even though she claims to have never read it. “Whatever was in that — what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don’t think there’s anything new there.”
Ironically Pelosi was making her comments at the same exact time the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was revealing new evidence that the Administration was dishonest with the American public about the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya.
The House Minority leader repeated Jay Carney's strange contention that the email about Benghazi had nothing to do with Benghazi, and said the public would be better served by focusing on issues such as raising the minimum wage, immigration reform, and reinstating unemployment insurance benefits:
We want to be everybody on the same side of the American people, and that is why many of us do what we do to engage in the political process because of the policy that makes a difference to the American people.
It’s going to be an exciting debate, and if you all want to sit around and talk about Benghazi, you can sit around and talk about Benghazi. But the fact is, that’s a subterfuge that they don’t want to talk about — jobs, growth, immigration reform, voting rights, you name it.