Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) slammed Republicans for creating a select committee on Benghazi, arguing they did it to gin up conservative enthusiasm because they'd lost on ObamaCare.
"The Republicans have lost this as an issue that they can gin their base up. That's why they've turned to this select committee on Benghazi."
Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannEx-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Will Trump back women’s museum? MORE (R-Minn.) laughed at the suggestion that ObamaCare was no longer a salient issue for Republicans.
"This is the issue Democrats are running from, and rightfully so," she said.
Bachmann also defended the committee's creation.
"What this committee is doing is doing a very careful look at a very deliberate place to go through depositions of people on the ground to find out the truth of what's happened," she said. "We need to get answers. This cannot be politicized."
Benghazi is a top issue for some in the GOP base, but polls show it hasn't emerged as a major concern for Americans. Polls also show ObamaCare remains unpopular, but those who want to repeal it rather than make changes to it are in the minority.