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On Libya inquiry, GOP goes haywire

FARAH STOCKMAN’S excellent column “ ‘Benghazi Show’ jumps the shark” (Op-ed, Dec. 18) pointed out a departure from precedent regarding support for potential secretaries of state.

I will say what she left unsaid, and it is truly the elephant in the room: In the past 20 years, one party, the Republican Party, has developed a pattern of extreme reactions to events that at worst are inconsequential to the conduct of government matters: Whitewater, the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, and now Benghazi.

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