Hillary Clinton Erupts At Tea Party Senator Over Benghazi Question — Senator Accuses Her Of ‘Theatrics’
January 24, 2013 in Politics
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got into a heated exchange with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson during her testimony on the September terrorist attack in Benghazi when he asked her about the Obama administration’s initial response to the attack.
Johnson asked why the people who were evacuated safely weren’t interviewed immediately. He said that he believed U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “intentionally misled” people in the initial aftermath of the attack by blaming it on a spontaneous protest, a charge that Clinton brushed off and said “nothing could be further from the truth.”
When Johnson continued to press her on the initial misleading information, Clinton got visibly animated and shouted down Johnson before he could finish his question.
“We had four dead Americans!” she said. “Whether it was attack preplanned by terrorists or it because of a guy out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill Americans … What difference does it make?!”
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