Hillary Clinton seems to think that the President of the United States has the power to control Congressional Investigations. On a televised interview she demonstrated that she has NO CLUE as to how the United States Government works.
Her campaign has called the House Select Committee on Benghazi a “taxpayer-funded sham,” a “Republican hit-job,” and an investigation designed to drive down poll numbers and play “electoral politics with a terrorist attack.”
On Monday, at a televised town hall here in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton said as much and then some: She argued that the committee was set up “for the sole purpose of going after me”; she accused Republicans of exploiting the deaths of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attacks; and she said that, were she serving as president, she would’ve tried to dismantle such a committee.
“This committee was set up as they have admitted for the purpose of making a partisan, political issue out of the deaths of four Americans,” Clinton said in a live town hall with about 70 voters, hosted by NBC News. “I would’ve never done that. And if I were president, and there were Republicans or Democrats who were thinking about that, I would have done everything to shut it down.”
Well, of course she would, because it IS about her FAILED responsibilities as Secretary of State.
Since the Republican-led Benghazi committee was established in 2014, coverage of the committee has largely focused on its interactions with the State Department and Clinton officials, rather than President Obama, who is rarely asked about it and has not often spoken about the committee.
Last week, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy described how the Benghazi committee has affected Clinton’s polling numbers — remarks that have been criticized by members of both parties, and allowed Clinton to argue the committee is a partisan effort.
Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy said in an interview on Fox News. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.”
Clinton, who is scheduled to testify before the committee on Oct. 22, raised the topic in response to a question from NBC News host Savannah Guthrie about the personal email account the former secretary of state relied on in the administration.
Right away, Clinton noted that some Republicans have sought to link the questions about her email use to the House investigation into the handling of the 2012 attack in Benghazi. “I would have never done that,” Clinton exclaimed forcefully, her voice rising as she brought up the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
“Look at the situation they chose to exploit to go after me for political reasons: the death of four Americans in Benghazi,” she said. “I knew the ambassador. I identified him. I asked him to go there. I asked the president to nominate him.”
Hillary must have a slight case of Alzheimers. She has quickly forgotten it was HER actions that put Ambassador Steven’s life at risk. She sent him there. She was involved with the administration in gun trafficking and SHE was responsible for the leaked emails that were on her insecure server that gave up Ambassador Steven’s location, that eventually led to his death. Unfortunately, Ambassador Stevens unlike most Americans, trusted Hillary. BIG Mistake! I especially like her last line…
“If they’re gonna have it still running, I’ll be there. And I’m looking forward to answering questions about real things when I’m there.”
America is looking forward to hearing from you too. Any bets on how many times she takes the Fifth!
The American people deserve answers, whether YOU believe that or not, Hillary. The soldiers that gave their lives, deserved better, even when NO ONE picked up the phone to answer the call on the ground. And I suppose you supported Obama in released those in the field that wanted to help, but were basically told to stand down. I suppose those that wanted to get the soldiers out and kept fighting too, I suppose you were against those actions too? Americans remember the events, but not thanks to the MSM, more thanks to independent journalists and bloggers that wanted the truth to be told. You do remember what the truth is don’t you? Oh that’s right…in your words…
“But, at this point, what difference does it make, right? What difference does any of this make?”
I guess YOU will find out in the polls, the answer to your questions, when the American people let you know with their votes. That’s what difference it makes!
Your delusion that the President has control over Congress should disqualify you as President. You want to be on a TV show? Try “Who’s Smarter Than A Fifth Grader”? At least they know a President can’t shut down a Congressional Committee.
As Americans we will….
Written by Nancy Hayes
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