Rep. Duncan to Hillary: You let the consulate in Benghazi become a death trap

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) went after Hillary Clinton from the start, pointing out the mistakes her department made in denying more security to our people in Benghazi despite Al-Qaeda flags flying all over Benghazi. He finally tells her that she let the consulate in Benghazi become a death trap.

She eventually responds in a very dismissive tone, acting as though she’s done nothing wrong despite taking responsibility. He asks her what her responsibility is and she responds that it’s to implement the changes that her commission recommends after their report on Benghazi. This is the same commission that didn’t even interview her and never suggested she did anything wrong. She’s as big a liar as Obama.

Here’s the full exchange:

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  • notebene

    God forbid this trollop run in 2016! She’s trash, has always been trash, and will never be anything but trash. The logic is tha if one takes responsibility, one owes up to it! You cannot say you’re taking responsibility and then sit there and deny your role in allowing 4 Americans to be slaughtered! Blood is all over hers and Odumbo’s hands! Far more blood than they ever hope to pin on Bush, yet the arrogance and disrespect to the 4 Americans lost in this tragedy continues.

    • bobemakk

      I was just about to post similar comments. I agree that the Clintons are trashy people. Ron Forsters murder was never really a suicide, there were too many discrepancies in the case. I wonder if he was murdered because he knew too much.

  • Orangeone

    He did an outstanding job and is on my radar as a Repub to follow!

  • sjmom

    Hillary avoided and evaded the questions and said the same thing over and over again. Who cares about the report, just tell the truth.

  • Sandra123456

    And so what? A lot of sound and fury signifying?…nothing. The sun has set, Hillary and Barack will skate on this one.

    Four brave men died, Ambassador Chris Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Oh well.

    As Barack, the Arrogant, has said, ” Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”

    End of story. Pathetic.

    • Just bumps in the road fading in the rear view mirror.

    • conservative58

      “As Barack, the Arrogant, has said, ” Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.””

      Just a “bump in the road” for Barack and Hillary.

      They are beyond Pathetic!

      • clockwindingdown

        O and shillary are not being held accountable. She continues to hide behind, “We do not know what the motivations of the people that committed the attack were.” Well, she could take an educated guess, if she was patriotic to the USA she would. But her patriotism does not lie with the American people it lies in her ideology, and the left she is covering for.

        Since shillary has provided nothing to make anyone believe this was not a cover up for gun running in an out of Libya we have no choice but presume that it was! This administration has had months to bury or provide cover for this, and this is the best they can do? We will soon see another subject, women in frontline combat positions probably, take over as top talking points by the msm. No doubt to help move the discussion away from Benghazi and this administrations illegal acts…

        At least there are a few representative are willing to try. Unfortunately they were not given the time to ask the hard question we the people want to know the answers too!

        • NYGino

          Good points. With all the sophisticated avenues of knowledge available to our State Department, does she really expect us to believe that even her “educated guess” would not be considered almost a lock in the every day world?

          More good points. Women in front line combat. Has enough angles to be a distraction for a long, long time. With the added advantage that, for liberals it can be useful on so many fronts from so many angles; sexism, chauvinism, political correctness…

          • clockwindingdown

            It would not surprise me in the slightest that this administration decide to release the decision to put “woman on the front line” specifically to change the conversation. The timing was spot on, not a few days earlier then shillarys testimony or a few days later.

            This is not a coincidence, it is strategic to change the subject and take the heat off! I hear people in the media saying,”What a good job she did”, I can help thinking to myself yeah if you mean saying nothing. She gives more to a foreign country then she does to the USA citizenry.

            Shillary is dishonest to her core, I wouldn’t trust her to vacuum my car, she’d steal my loose change and if questioned about where it went say, “All possibilities of what happened to your money have not been examined, until they are I cannot comment”. If that is not the language of a dishonest person what is?

            This is the kind of person the left idolize!

  • Can’t figure out the motivation of Al Qaeda terrorists; Hey look at those infidel Americans in that building lets kill them. And what seems because of the ignorance or arrogance with this administration of ‘we have Al Qaeda on the run, I killed Osama Bin Laden’, they were successful.

    • marmo43

      you are so right. biden and obama went everywhere in the usa on the campaign trail bragging about the killing of bin laden and al qaeda on the run. it is pathetic that they thought that was the only thing they accomplished. he says hes proud of obama care. many people aren’t going to be able to buy their own insurance. its a slippery slope to the poor house….

  • 57thunderbird

    It took almost an our for the love fest to end before anybody on the committee asked any tough questions.It’s over.Billary will escape any consequences.As Rush said…..Puke fest.

  • Joe

    I wonder how much $$$ was given to The Clinton NON-PROFIT Foundation

    Just sayin’ what you’re thinkin’

    These hearings should be YES or NO answers –

  • MsContrary

    She only deigned to show up so that she could put on a big act of being defiant towards Republicans. She only deigned to show up so that she could be slobbered over by Demoncraps. She should be nominated for an Emmy Award. The reason she stalled in coming up to Capitol Hill was to take coaching lessons on how to gesture and make defiant faces. I very much doubt that she was ill and fell down and got a blood clot. There are lots of Demoncrap doctors who would lie for her.

  • MominNV

    billary’s arse needs to be sitting in Club Gitmo along with holder, obamaNation, & nappy head.

  • Orangeone

    Rep Dana Rohrbacher also knocks out of the park with: The Only Person in Jail Right Now is the Filmmaker”

    • tinlizzieowner

      “The Only Person in Jail Right Now is the Filmmaker”.

      And where is the ACLU? If it was a video about Bush or Sarah Pailn, instead of Mohammad (or Obama) and the film maker was in jail, the ACLU would be all over this like syrup on pancakes.

      • Orangeone

        The ACLU defense would probably lead to additional charges and a life sentence.  I’m wonder if Obama has turned the videomaker over for the reward.  Or maybe Hitlary did and that’s how she paid off her 2008 campaign bills recently.

  • she is talking but she is not answering his questions. Democrats are good at non-answers

  • On topic, but for the other Hillary thread: Caption Hillary contest –>

    Don’t reply here. Go there.

  • It was right after this, listening to her I had to turn it off. I was disgusted. But I appreciated Duncan’s questioning.

  • kssturgis62

    Today this is what I heard.

    They blamed Bush – Brought up WMD’s by Rep Meeks, he forgets she argued heavily in favor of getting rid of those WMD’s which are now in Syria. they said Hussein was moving them. How quickly they forget.

    They blamed Iraq and Afghanistan

    They blamed Ambassador Rice – without throwing her totally under the bus.

    They blamed Libya

    They blamed Ambassador Stevens that is when Grayson was speaking.

    They Blamed the Video

    They blamed Ms Lamb

    They blamed it on lack of Funding.

    It ended with praise and Jubilation for Hillary. She is the best representative of our country since John F. Kennedy. Please Come back, we hope you don’t retire long. Then they said Thank you Madam for healing the Sick and helping the Blind to see.

    I was Sickened.

    I am thankful to Senator Rand Paul, Rep Jeff Duncan, Rep Rohrbacher, they did great.

    I am also thankful to Bill Clinton. Why? She learned from him, How to stall, to deflect, and to Lie. She used those Character traits of hers very well today.

    Rep Royce the Chairman said there are more questions, that they are going to wait on her written answers, and most likely she will be subpoened again before the congress.

  • 57thunderbird

    If you haven’t watched the Allen West and Frank Gaffney clip yet,you are missing a great piece.

    • NYGino

      Definitely second that.

  • badbadlibs

    There is nothing worse on earth then a liberal/progressive piece of snot, or whatever they are calling themselves these days.

  • Sober_Thinking

    She’s going to slither out of this… I hope not… but it’s freedom to be a pig year in Washington (again). It has been for 4 years now.

    We try, we pry, we ask why… they lie, they deny, they fly…

    And the media handles their luggage.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    What did Hillary say in so many words? It’s not my fault, look at someone else! She’ll never admit to failing to increase the security at the embassy in Benghazi even after the ambassador sent a request for more security forces due to a real, escalating threat.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Stevens knew it was a death trap, Clinton knew it was a death trap, Obama knew it was a death. The question that isn’t being asked (answered) is WHY was he there in the first place.

    • hbnolikeee

      That question was asked in the video. Unfortunately as expected, it was not answered.

  • tinlizzieowner

    “A federal law known as the Hatch Act prohibited Clinton and other federal government employees from personally soliciting or accepting political contributions”.

    Obama Campaign fined a million dollars for ‘donation irregularities’.

  • snowshooze

    Hillary, why did you let them die?

    • NYGino

      “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

      • unclesamnephew

        because they were Americans who died, and the Obama miss-adminstration is in cover up mode.

        • NYGino

          ……………”Racist!! You must be a long time NRA member, you’re easily spotted.

          • unclesamnephew

            and i thought the beard and amish style hat was working

            • NYGino

              No cousin, it was the American flag flying on the front of your house that gave you away.

              • unclesamnephew

                my cousin of NY, my family and i (brothers/sisters/parents) have lived and worked within the bounds of social rules, going about our daily lives of working to provide for our daily and future needs. now according to the greenies of the UN, we have been stealing from the enviornment, future generations, and from animals. that we do not have the right of property ownership. i’ve been worried about the wrong gov’t (fedzilla). we need to fight back against all UN agents and rules.

    • snowshooze

      I’d like to see the track of Cargo Ship Al Entisar between 9/6 and 9/26 2012.
      It would have shown it was at port in Benghazi on 9/11/2012 and beat feet right after it was loaded with weapons and cash from the annex warehouses.
      I tracked it on, it went off-line shortly before the attack, but it was on a bee-line to Benghazi just before that and course and speed would have been just right.
      I cannot believe I am the only one out here that would think to check the port traffic, and this is the same boat that delivered 400 tons of arms to Turkey on 9/6/2012 from Libya.

  • PVG

    She is condescending and arrogant. Her cavalier attitude about this is sickening. She knows she will pay no consequences, her campaign debt has been miraculously paid in full, life is good……….2016 here she comes!
    I loathe these people!

  • hongryhawg

    After 4 months of practicing this inquiry, she can’t lie any better than that? No wonder she is such a miserable failure as a diplomat.

    • NYGino

      To the truth, she is a failure as an honorable human being.

  • hbnolikeee

    The one question not asked was, if the information was evolving and she needed to wait for other intel, then WHY DID THEY LIE FOR A WEEK. WHY DID THEY JUST SAY THAT THEY DON’T KNOW AND WE MUST WAIT? If they didn’t have the intel (which is BULL), then THEY WERE LYING IN POINTING AT A VIDEO. Those are the questions and the statements not made!

  • Landscaper

    “….yet to determine the motivations were of…….blah, blah” [Clinton]
    “it was a terror attack ,it’s pretty clear what the motivation was.” [Duncan] It seems pretty simple she is stalling and playing dodge ball. Something is up, she must have a get out of jail free card.

  • marmo43

    heres what i think,, stevens knew about the gun runs into lybia and obama wanted to shut him up, never to tell it. so they put him in harms way to get rid of him..obama should be impeached for treason

  • snowshooze

    Al Enistar, 9/11/2012
    Hauled Benghazi arms after they raided the annex warehouses.

  • Rep Duncan, like Sen Rand Paul, does a great job of excoriating, exposing, of reprimanding Hillary Clinton’s failure as Sec of State.

    This is her job, it is what she is supposed to do, supposed to be there to ensure, to oversee the priority and critical aspects like the security / safety of US State Dept Ambassador’s and the US Embassy Consulates around the world as the US Sec. of State.. Not act like some low to mid level bureaucrat.

    The deflecting, evading, excusing, ie; the bull crap from her is so pathetic, so outrageous, so insufferably disgusting, it makes your blood boil, just like it does with Obama, her same like ilk Boss-the head anti-American liberal socialist marxist islamist traitor-in chief.

    • I am proud to reside in the great state of South Carolina and we are very proud of our elected officials representing us in Congress… Jeff Duncan…Trey Gowdy….and Tim Scott. We need more men and women with their caliber in Washington because I firmly believe given the chance these men WOULD and COULD make a difference on how Washington works.

    • notsofastthere

      Hillary, Bill, and Barack are pathalogical liars. A bunch of embassies were attacked along with Benghazi and 4 dead. Democrat’s made speeches praising her tenure as Secty Of State. Eric Holder is off the hook on Fast/Furious. The real kicker is Repub’s sanction giving Egypt Muslim Brotherhood F-16 fighter jets and 200 Abrams tanks.
      Words can’t express the insanity that is going on.

    • No_BlahBlah

      I voted you up, but you do know, I’m sure, that any real job, in government, the military or the private sector that is filled with a progressive socialist all of a sudden becomes a reward, an entitlement.

      Suddenly it becomes completely partisan and political with no operational responsibility only the responsibility to lie and protect those above in the food chain. The appointment is ‘given’ to an individual with no competence or experience to actually do what is required by the job. These individuals are well aware of their own incompetence but love the power and influence that comes with the job.

      They will lie because they know that is the only reason they were ‘given’ the appointment. To be an insurance policy.

      • I appreciate the vote.. but no offense intended, I do not post a comment for a popularity contest.

        I post a comment to expose, express, educate, and or otherwise opine on the topic issue / subject matter content, for my own satisfaction. And if others like or agree, great, if they don’t, great. Debating and discussing the overall assessment of the issue and topic as outside citizen observers, is the main goal. Not getting the most popular votes, for this is not election process. No offense intended sir.

        • No_BlahBlah

          I voted you up to let you know essentially I agreed with your post but was pendantically taking a different tack not quibbling.

          Take this vote up however you will.

  • Yazz55

    The look on Hillary’s face clearly shouts…


    and didn’t you pay attention to Biden when he said Bin Ladin is dead & Alqueda is dying & GM is alive.

  • once again the administration kills Americans and gets off scott free. what we should be doing is hanging all of these criminals for Treason.

  • aZjimbo

    What a complete smackdown of hillary. she should be enbarrassed.

  • Nukeman60

    This Congressional hearing is nothing more than a huge dog and pony show. I’m pretty sick of it. I watched as much as I could before my lunch felt like coming back up on me.

    One thing I noticed about it – Hillary played the little bobble-head doll every time a Democrat Congressman said something. It was obvious the left’s questions and her answers were all prepared ahead of time and was just a show for the cameras (and the 2016 campaign).

    And she was the one claiming she wanted to be transparent and the Republicans shouldn’t be making it partisan. After all, why be concerned with the deaths of four Americans? As she said, who cares how it got started?

    (Ok, I’m feeling that rumble in my stomach again. I’m done)

    • Landscaper

      “what difference does it make”………………. nuke

      • Nukeman60

        It makes every difference in the world. They lied, people died. I’m angry.

        • Landscaper

          Bad play on words mocking Hillary’s stupid comment “what difference does it make”

  • Conniption Fitz

    The operation in Benghazi was NOT a consulate. It was a CIA outpost.

    There is some rumor that the mission of the ‘ambassador’ was arming the ‘rebels’ which means AlQueda/Hezbollah/Hamas. Maybe they attacked him because he gave one group more or better guns, more money than to the other or not enough to any of them…who knows.

    Of course, the GOP ‘investigators’ will skirt around that issue.

  • ryanomaniac

    I think Stevens was going to rat. Rat on the fact that guns were being sent to Syria via Turkey. Funny that right after Stevens met with the Turkish ambassador that night he was met with a terrorist army. Fishy.

  • Biggbear52

    When one spends the better part of ones life, be it adolescent or adult, in a life that allows your exsistance by fabrication. One has no choice but to believe that entire FABRICATION AS REALITY. However reality is quite different. The large majority of Congress and Senate are Attorneys. We all know that Attorneys for the most parts, are flat no rotten good and driven by self interests. Hence after some 235 years of a FREE REPUBLIC, WE THE PEOPLE now have a WE THE KING, LORDS AND MANORS. So if one really wants to hold those involved responsible, we best start looking inward to ourselves. Because WE THE PEOPLE, DUPED OR NOT, PUT THESE CROOKED SONS O BUCKS IN POWER TO DO THIS!
    I hold no ill will towards this female or those in office. I also certainly do not like what I am seeing happening to my beloved country. I know, as I was taught that law is equal for all. That it will prevail. It sometimes takes excruciating periods of time to hear or see JUSTICE but all of us, in one way or another, suffer full and exquisite JUSTICE. Meaning that all of these demonic persons are slatted for they’res. So lets stop playing the blame game, pull our selves up by the overall straps and get these Satanic pagans out and get good God Fearing, Constitution loving people in!

  • Memo to Congress: The mainstream media just doesn’t care about this. And as long as the mainstream media and the nightly comedy shows don’t care about this, then the low information voters (now a small majority of the nation) will not care about this, either. You will see no tough “investigative journalism” from any newspaper, you will not see any probing interviews of Obama administration officials on the Sunday news programs (except for maybe FOX News), and you will see no demands from groups like the ACLU that important documents be released which could shed some light on what really happened that night in Benghazi. Nope, not a peep from this corrupt press that is determined to carry all the water there is for this corrupt president. And that is why fewer and fewer people trust the mainstream media these days.

  • kong1967

    Oh, and I’m sure the report she’s referring to has no bias in it to protect Obama and HIllary. Nah, they wouldn’t do that would they? Holder wouldn’t refuse an independent investigation of Fast and Furious, would he? Holder wouldn’t put one of his lackeys conducting a manipulated investigation, would he?

    These people are so corrupt we should throw them in prison and throw away the key.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Yep and this bunch of corrupt politicians want to take away our guns and make our homes, ranches, cities and small towns into death traps as well.

    They want everyone unarmed, except the gangstas of Obamerica.

  • wtd

    Yesterday, Rand Paul suggested he would have fired Hillary for her incompetence. That is not the first time Hillary would have been fired. . .Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior”

    The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

    Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.


    “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

    How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation. [copy/paste from FreeRepublic comment #5]


    Because we already know that men DEFIED orders to attempt to save lives. In order to DEFY an order, one must be given. SO WHO GAVE IT??? AND WHY???

    This is why the Republicans SUCK. Seriously. They couldn’t do 10 minutes worth of “homework” on this issue and come to the conclusion that this was a question worth asking???!!

    Jesus H Jehoshaphat

    • jrt1031

      Why were they all tip toeing and allowing her to white wash this attack? Even Rand was too respectful to such negligence… its beyond reprehensible that they didn’t try to fight back when they knew of the attack.

  • sue-marie

    The Senate asked her about the weapons transfer to Syria that night…she said she did not know about it and would get back…this Congressman asked her about the cables that night during the attack and why State would not produce them after many requests…she said she would get back to him. She is leaving…she won’t get back to anything. They need to supeona these cables and the CIA in a closed hearing and demand their answers. It is time the GOP gets in the face of this Administration…after all…they plan to annihilate the GOP as it is.


    … and just think in 2016 she will be your 1st Women President , all because of the LOW INFORMATION VOTERS who have been educated by the worlds greatest EDUCATION SYSTEM (sarc).”(period)

  • jrt1031

    “Let me say” seems to be the talking points of choice. She seemed to learn well from slick Willy how to lie under oath. Working diligence she says?? The only thing she seems to be working at is staying in bed sick, and partying at the inauguration.

  • snowshooze

    I gotta give him credit, but he still soft-balled her.