WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hillary Clinton left the campaign trail for the hill to face more questions about the 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. The attacks left four Americans dead in Libya, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and happened on Clinton`s watch as Secretary of State. The way she handled the aftermath has been questioned ever since.
She`s been in the hot seat lately concerning her private e-mail server. That issue came up again today and her response was brief. "I did not conduct most of the business that I did on behalf of our country on email."
Meanwhile, some lawmakers from both parties believe the timing is interesting for setting up this committee, believing it may be politically motivated since Clinton is hoping to be the Democratic nominee for President.
The select committee has already spent 17 months and $4.7 million of taxpayer money on four hearings and 54 interviews and depositions. Do you doubt the panel`s true intentions? A recent CNN poll shows 72% of those surveyed do. Critics of the committee believe there is more interest in harming Clinton`s political future than finding out about Benghazi.
Houston Democrat Lisa Peoples says, "I think we need to get the facts, but I think we have other issues and she is on point with those things and will make a good presidential candidate." Justin Jackson is undecided, but believes Americans, "Get over stuff within five minutes" so today's hearings won't affect Hillary when it comes time to vote. Darlene Swearington is a self-proclaimed Hillary supporter. "I`m ready to move on to other topics."
At various times throughout the hearing, committee members had heated exchanges with one another....completely ignoring Hillary. Gee....ya think that would have been a good time for her to catch up on sending and receiving e-mails.....??????