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McCarthy: 'Never my intention' to link Benghazi committee to politics

WASHINGTON _ The likely next speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, returned to Fox News on Thursday night in a bid to clarify his remarks 48 hours earlier on the Benghazi committee.tmpplchld "It was never my intention to say that," the California Republican told news anchor Bret Baier.tmpplchld He was referencing his Tuesday night's comments to Sean Hannity, in which he credited the special committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks with sinking 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton's poll numbers, and cited that as an example of the kind of conservative leadership he would provide as speaker.tmpplchld The remarks prompted a call for...