MSNBC's Sharpton Slams Benghazi Scandal As 'Cheap Stunt' and 'Phony Conspiracy Theory'

On Friday's Politics Nation on MSNBC, which was dominated by coverage of the kidnappings in Cleveland, Ohio, host Al Sharpton took a moment to note the Benghazi scandal as he accused Republicans of a conducting a "cheap stunt" and of pushing a "phony conspiracy theory." Sharpton:

Today, we also saw a new ad from a Karl Rove-backed group throwing more baseless attacks at Clinton. It's all nothing more than a cheap stunt designed by Republicans to undermine the President and hurt Mrs. Clinton. It's time for the right to quit this phony conspiracy theory and move on.

Below is a complete transcript of the segment from the Friday, May 10, Politics Nation on MSNBC:

We'll be back to Cleveland in a moment, but there is another news story today, including the Republicans' effort to blame Democrats for the death last fall of four Americans in Libya. Today, the White House is pushing back. Press Secretary Jay Carney said Republicans are, quote, "politicizing," the attack by still bringing up emails and talking points about Benghazi. Carney called it a distraction and said the GOP is ignoring basic facts.

This all comes after former Vice President Dick Cheney said Clinton should be subpoenaed to testify. I got news for Mr. Cheney. She's already testified. Didn't he notice?

Today, we also saw a new ad from a Karl Rove-backed group throwing more baseless attacks at Clinton. It's all nothing more than a cheap stunt designed by Republicans to undermine the President and hurt Mrs. Clinton. It's time for the right to quit this phony conspiracy theory and move on.