The wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice asked a panel of conservative activists on Thursday to discuss whether President Obama can be tied to any crimes because of Benghazi. The panel, at a rival, even more conservative conference happening at the same time as CPAC, was called “Benghazigate: the ugly truth and coverup." The Daily Beast's Ben Jacobs attended the panel, so we'll let him describe what happened:
Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, asked a panel that included controversial retired General Jerry Boykin if the Obama administration had committed any crimes, in particular, providing material support to terrorists. The panel all responded affirmatively.
Ginni Thomas was one of a handful of activists to sign a letter sent to Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday demanding that the House investigate whether former Acting Central Intelligence Director Michael Morell misled Congress in previous statements about Benghazi.
Clarence Thomas's wife, a conservative activist who writes for the Daily Caller, was at the "The Uninvited II: The National Security Action Summit," hosted by Breitbart's media network. (They're hosting a livestream here). Basically, "the Uninvited" is a protest CPAC, created after "Uninvited" moderator Frank Gaffney was banned from CPAC for his views on Muslims. Speakers included Rep. Steve King, Senator Ted Cruz (who also spoke at CPAC), Sen. David Vitter, and Rep. Trent Franks.
So far, Benghazi has been a big subject of discussion at the alternative CPAC: Family Research Council executive vice president Jerry Boykin told the audience that the Benghazi investigation is likely the most important issue facing America today. "If we don’t get to the bottom of this," he said, "there are a lot of other things in America that don’t matter."