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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:04 PM

Clinton Scolds GOP Senator On Whether Protest Sparked Benghazi Attack [View all]

Source: Think Progress

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shot back at a Republican senator during today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Benghazi terror attacks, arguing that the Republicans’ focus on whether there was a protest against an anti-Muslim video at the time of the attack is irrelevant.

Much of the politicization surrounding the Benghazi affair centered on Republicans attacking the Obama administration’s initial assessment that the Benghazi attacks may have been sparked by the video protest, a determination that the administration later backed away from.

When Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked Clinton why she didn’t make “a simple phone call” to the evacuees to find out, the Secretary of State shot back: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans!” she said, “What difference does it make?”:

JOHNSON: Madam Secretary, do you disagree that a simple phone call to those evacuees to determined what happened would have ascertained immediately there was no protest? That was a piece of information that could have been easily, easily obtained. within hours if not days.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/01/23/1485011/clinton-ron-johnson-benghazi/



Hillary Rips Sen. Johnson (R-Douche) a new asshole. Love her!! This country needs her in 2016!!

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