Mark Meadows has had some credibility issues in the past. He has drawn criticism from members of both parties for making baseless claims about the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi incident. He also stated in 2013 that there was irrefutable evidence of the Obama administration’s involvement in a cover-up regarding the incident, but he ultimately failed to produce any such evidence. Furthermore, Meadows has received criticism for making false statements about unemployment data during the 2016 election. Additionally, Meadows has been accused of using his position on the House Oversight Committee to launch partisan attacks against Hillary Clinton. Finally, Meadows has been criticized for his involvement in an effort to oust a congressional colleague in 2015.