Yesterday Hillary Clinton endured 11 hours of aggressive questioning from House Republicans as a part of the eighth Benghazi hearing. Some criticized the hearing for being politically motivated, a GOP strategy to hurt Clinton’s presidential campaign, rather than an honest investigation into what went wrong. See below for a collection of quotes recapping the hearing, along with a translation of what was really being said.
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Republican Rep. Peter Roskam as he repeatedly halted his questioning of Clinton when she consulted her notes:
To which Clinton replied:
On if this hearing was motivated by a political agenda against Hillary Clinton:
On the source of the implication that the attacks were due to an anti-Muslim video:
Hillary Clinton on the seriousness of the issue:
On the Republican “witch hunt” of Hillary Clinton:
Hillary Clinton on the Republican line of questioning:
On the Republican political agenda with the Benghazi investigation:
Clinton on an email suggesting she might not have known about U.S. presence:
On Clinton’s strategy in the region:
Clinton explaining her actions: