(Salon) -- Benghazi is back in the news today with a House Oversight Committee hearing, and that means Watergate is too. Because 40 years later, anything and everything gets compared to Watergate for some reason. It has to stop.
Here’s Tea Party Rep. Steve Stockman — “the New Michele Bachmann” — today:
You could call #Benghazi Obama’s Watergate, except no one died.
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— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) May 8, 2013
Mike Huckabee echoed the sentiment on Sunday, saying Benghazi will be Obama’s Watergate or worse because, “as bad as Watergate was — because it broke the trust between the president and the people — no one died.” But Huckabee and Stockman are just cribbing John McCain, who’s been saying the same thing since October. Naturally, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the crew at Fox News are all over the comparison as well