Secretary of State Hillary Clinton upset with Republican Senator’s allegations over Benghazi cover-up
Washington, United States (4E) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday blasted a Republican Senator for accusing her of covering up and Obama administration of misleading public over the deadly attack on American diplomatic mission in Libyan city of Benghazi.
U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three Americans had lost their lives the attack.
In her last congressional appearance as America’s top diplomat, Clinton said that she accepted responsibility of security failures in last September attack, adding that the American mission had made no requests for any additional security beforehand.
An emotional Clinton asked Senate, “With all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night and (who) decided to go kill some Americans?”
Responding to Senator Ron Johnson’s questions on why the Obama administration initially linked the ‘terrorist’ attack to a protest against an anti-Islam movie video that released a day before, she asked, “What difference does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.”
Clinton further clarified that the government did not made any cover-up of the events, adding that the administration itself did not have the clear picture yet on the attack when armed terrorists attacked the consulate building and put it on fire.
U.S. Ambassador Stevens had trapped in the burning building and died of smoke inhalation – an assault that sparked a major political row in the U.S. Her comments came just a day before Senate is due to announce John Kerry as her successor for the post.