Hillary Clinton blows up at Republican senator in Benghazi hearing

In the most explosive exchange from the Benghazi hearings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blew up at Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., for focusing on why the State Department initially said the attack on the U.S. consulate was the result of protests. “What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to make sure that it doesn’t happen again,” Clinton said.Clinton was testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya on September 11, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Johnson had wondered why there was misinformation about the attacks being the result of protests, when “a very simple call to those [Benghazi consulate] evacuees would have easily ascertained immediately that there was no protest.” He then accused Clinton of making excuses for why the call was not made: “We were misled that there was supposedly protests and that something sprang out of that, and assault sprang out of that.”Continue Reading…

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Hillary Clinton blows up at Republican senator in Benghazi hearing

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