Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat who is the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs committee, made no secret of his admiration of Hillary Clinton at the beginning of the hearing.
“As a New Yorker I feel especially proud of the wonderful and outstanding job you’ve done as secretary of state,” Engel gushed.
“I think that when we look at the outstanding secretaries of state in our history of our country you will be right up there at the very, very top,” he continued. “The way you’ve worked, the tireless effort that you’ve had criss-crossing the globe so many times. You have just been indispensible to all of us as Americans.”