Dems accuse GOP of 'making up scandals out of thin air'
By Cameron Joseph - 05/24/13 12:05 PM ET
The Democratic National Committee is accusing the GOP of "making up so-called 'scandals' out of thin air."
In an email to supporters, DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse writes that Republicans' accusations of scandal aren't legitimate — a claim that's sure to draw howls from the right.
"Getting in President Obama's way has been the top priority for Republicans in Congress since day one. But now they've gone too far. They've been caught red-handed making up so-called 'scandals' out of thin air to stir up false rumors of vast 'cover-ups' happening in the White House," Woodhouse writes.
"Did they find a single shred of evidence to back up their outrageous claims? No," he continues. "But rather than let the truth stand in their way, Republicans actually doctored White House emails about Benghazi. Then, they released them to the press, trying to pass them off as real in order to create their scandal. Fortunately, they got caught in the act when the White House released all of the actual emails."
Democrats have fought back hard against GOP attacks over Benghazi. But with other ongoing scandals over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice's seizing of phone records and emails from reporters, the email is rather curious.