Rep. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Energy: Trump officials formally revoke California emissions waiver | EPA's Wheeler dodges questions about targeting San Francisco over homelessness | 2020 Dems duke it out at second climate forum Trump administration officially revokes California tailpipe emissions waiver Newsom still seen as work in progress in California MORE (D-Calif.) says the GOP’s report on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is all about hurting Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGiuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it Sanders hits 1 million donors Democrats will not beat Trump without moderate policy ideas MORE, the former secretary of State who is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

“Well, I think that was the purpose Republicans had in mind,” he said on CNN when asked if House Republicans wanted to impact Hillary Clinton’s Oval Office bid.


“What we’ve learned from this latest, ninth investigation is one, it’s cost taxpayers more than $7 million [and] two, it was always meant to, as Republican leaders said at the very beginning, to reduce Secretary Clinton’s poll numbers as she runs for president.”

Becerra predicted the report would not derail Clinton’s campaign.

“What we learned in terms of actual facts is nothing more than what we learned in the previous eight investigations,” he said. "I think it won’t make a difference.

“While Republicans may have tried to have it make a difference, they’re finding they’ve used a lot of taxpayer dollars for a partisan with hunt,” added Becerra, who has endorsed Clinton.

The House Select Committee on Benghazi on Tuesday released an 800-page report that found military forces appeared to have gotten lost or misinterpreted orders on their way down the chain as the U.s. military responded to the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, which left four Americans dead.

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, has frequently used the incident to criticize Clinton. He contends it shows Clinton’s “bad judgment” as secretary of State.