"The Select Committee on Benghazi made Hillary Clinton look tough and cool under pressure during that circus yesterday. Rep. Gowdy has helped Clinton's presidential campaign greatly, and I request the committee send me a subpoena to testify in front of it as soon as possible," stated Senator Sanders, who questioned whether the Benghazi Select Committee was "a Clinton super PAC, or something."
Bernie Sanders speaking at an event in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Sanders continued, "Everyone knows I had nothing to do with the events prior to, during, or after the tragic Benghazi attack, but that didn't stop Republicans when it came to Hillary Clinton. I ask for the Republicans to begin a witch hunt against me, because they still have not learned that's how you turn Democrats into martyrs."
"So send me a subpoena, Mr. Gowdy. I am ready to show Americans how you and your Republican friends have used the deaths of four Americans and spent millions of dollars for partisan ends," said Sanders.
Senator Sanders declared "it would be very helpful" if he received a subpoena asking him to come before the Select Committee on Benghazi "sometime prior to the next Democratic presidential debate."
Rep. Trey Gowdy announced he "appreciated the offer" from Bernie Sanders, and had already started writing some talking points for Fox News to begin attacking Sanders for Benghazi.