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Congressional Republicans are using their Benghazi investigation as political “subterfuge” to distract from other issues, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Saturday.

Pelosi said it’s important to find out what happened in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. But the right is taking it too far, she said in an interview with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry.

“The obsession that some of my Republican colleagues have in the House doesn’t look like it’s on the path to really finding a solution, but just to keeping an issue alive,” she said.

House Republicans held a day-long hearing this week on the Benghazi attacks, focusing on security at the consulate as well as the way the administration described the attack.

“We certainly have to give the full attention Benghazi deserves, but we cannot let it soak up all of the congressional attention,” Pelosi said. “What would be the purpose of that?”