What has been a bad week for Democrats and their servants in the liberal blogosphere just got worse. Not only have the mainstream media begun to desert their much-beloved fearless leader. Their attempts to discredit Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks as a partisan hack have just hit a serious snag as well.
According to The Daily Caller, Hicks is a registered Democrat who voted for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama … twice. Hicks’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, confirmed that information on Saturday.
“The fact is he is a registered Democrat in Virginia. The fact is he voted for Hilary in the primary and Obama and then again for Obama,” Toensing said. Toensing added she was not aware that her client was a Democrat until the day before the hearing, pointing our, “I’m not interested in that [facet of his personal life]. I’m interested in government not abusing its powers.”
During his testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday regarding the events that took place on Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Hicks further revealed that he has been demoted since Benghazi — a claim the State Department has denied. Acting Deputy State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said during a Thursday press briefing:
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The Department has not and will not retaliate against Mr. Hicks. As he testified yesterday, he decided to shorten his assignment in Libya following the attacks, in part due to understandable family reasons, and that he has followed standard employment processes.
For her part, Toensing maintains the administration is lying.
The State Department is lying — saying he was not demoted. It is almost impossible under law for them to take away anybody’s salary. But they demoted him to a job where he has no meaningful work. He had a choice between no job whatsoever and a job that didn’t have any meaningful work. And I say this is like telling a starving man he can have no food or he can have the rotten beef. And if he chooses the rotten beef, is that a choice?