WASHINGTON -- Republicans hope lingering questions about last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will turn into a full-blown scandal that will undo Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats in future campaigns.
History suggests it might be a tough lift. The issue is complex, and the elections are far off.
Republicans and conservative talk show hosts are hammering away at Clinton's and the Obama administration's handling of the 8-month-old tragedy.
A daylong House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday starred three State Department officials invited by Republicans. They said security was poorly handled in Benghazi, Libya. They also said administration officials later tried to obscure what happened.
But the three men offered little that has not been aired in previous congressional hearings.
Democrats said GOP accusations are crumbling.
By CHARLES BABINGTON
The Associated Press