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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:20 PM

Tea party senator gets an earful from Hillary over Benghazi criticism

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a tea party senator an earful during Wednesday’s hearing on the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya that left a U.S. ambassador dead.

In the heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), during which he claimed that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “intentionally misled” the American public on what happened in Benghazi, Clinton grew noticeably more frustrated with every passing moment.

As Johnson kept pressing on why the initial statements describing the incident were not completely accurate, Clinton kept insisting that her principle concern was the safety of the embassy staff.

“We were mislead that there was a protest, that something sprang out of that,” he said. “And that was easily… That was not the fact. The American people could have known that within days and they didn’t know that.”

“With all due respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans,” Clinton replied. “Was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans. What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from happening again, Senator.”

“This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen,” she added, saying that her focus is on finding the culprits and bringing them to justice. “Then maybe we’ll figure out what was going on in the mean time.”

This video is from C-SPAN, aired Wednesday, January 23, 2013, snipped by Talking Points Memo.

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Reply Tea party senator gets an earful from Hillary over Benghazi criticism (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
Protalker Jan 2013 #1
topcat007 Jan 2013 #2
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #3
rhiannon55 Jan 2013 #4
Bandit Jan 2013 #6
Hugabear Jan 2013 #8
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #9
spanone Jan 2013 #11
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #5
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #7
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #10

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:39 PM

1. Teabagger your new at the game

Hillary called the far right conspiracy out in the 1990's. Like a fine wine she improves with age.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:50 PM

2. Gimme a break

 

The only earful I want is "who did it?"

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:17 PM

3. I see what you're doing. You think there's a cover up?

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:32 PM

4. Republicans desperately want a scandal

Give it up. Really.

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:36 PM

6. You mean you don't think Obama did it?

I suspect you believe Obama himself led a bunch of Muslims against our American Conciliate

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:42 PM

8. Wow, 38 posts in just one day.

You're a pretty busy little troll, aren't you?

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:47 PM

9. Some trolls have the sense to wait until their SECOND day at DU before outing themselves. Others ...

lack both the intelligence and the self-discipline to pull it off. Enjoy the rest of your stay.

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Response to topcat007 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:53 PM

11. im sure hillary is trying to personally contact you at this very moment

get out of your mothers basement and sit by your cell phone

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:35 PM

5. Every time I see this fool, I'm infuriated with WI voters. How they could allow this charlatan to

represent them over an American hero, Russ Feingold, just baffles me.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:36 PM

7. Not all of us.

We're sad, hurt, infuriated and baffled, too.

Believe me... every day.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:50 PM

10. Yes, I know. I'm sure that the ones who voted and were active are saddened by this.

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