If there’s one thing Hillary Clinton wants Americans to know after watching Thursday’s Benghazi hearing, it’s that if you’re upset about the four Americans who died in the 2012 terror attack, don’t blame her.
More than two dozen times over the course of Thursday’s marathon hearing, the former secretary of State deflected blame for inadequate security, insisting these decisions were out of her hands.
“We knew what [Chris Stevens] was asking for,” Clinton said. “Those requests went to the security professionals.”
During her opening remarks, Clinton said, “I took responsibility’ for the Benghazi tragedy.” Toward the end of the hearing, she clarified: “I was responsible for quite a bit. . . . I was not responsible for specific security requests and decisions.”