Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Republican National Committee this week requesting an end to the House Select Committee on Benghazi — and a refund for the nation’s taxpayers.
In a letter obtained by Roll Call, Democratic leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, demanded the RNC “reimburse the federal taxpayer for the costs incurred by the Select Committee on Benghazi.”
“Due to the political nature of the committee, we believe it is inappropriate that a reported 4.7 million taxpayer dollars were used to finance its operations and that the RNC subsequently orchestrated numerous fundraising opportunities in its wake,” the letter reads.
Democrats have criticized the political motives behind the Benghazi committee and perceived admissions by several House Republicans that there is a connection between the committee and Hillary Clinton‘s poll numbers.
The letter continues, “over the past several weeks, several House Republicans have made clear what many observers have suspected all along…