Hillary Clinton Spars With Benghazi Victim’s Families During Latest Democrat Debate
Putting away the softballs, Univision’s Jorge Ramos brought what’s been missing during Democrat debates, hard hitting questions.
JORGE RAMOS: On the night of the attacks in Benghazi, you sent an email to your daughter Chelsea saying, that an al-Qaeda-like group was responsible for the killing of the Americans. However, some of the families claim that you lied to them. Secretary Clinton, did you lie to them?
Just to refresh, here’s Hillary Clinton’s and President Obama’s story.
HILLARY CLINTON: We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.
OBAMA: As a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video.
The problem is, they both knew it wasn’t the video. Hillary Clinton said so in her own email.
JIM JORDAN: You’re looking at an email you sent to your family. Here’s what you said, at 11 o’clock that night – approximately one hour after you told the American people it was a video you say to your family, “Two officers were killed today in Benghazi by an al-Qaeda-like group.” Most significantly, the next day within 24 hours, you had a conversation with the Egyptian Prime Minister. You told him this, “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.”
So what did Mrs. Clinton have to say about being called a liar by a Benghazi victim’s mother, Patrica Smith?
CLINTON: You know, look, I feel a great deal of sympathy for the families of the four brave Americans that we lost at Benghazi. And certainly I can’t even imagine the grief that she has for losing her son. But she’s wrong. She’s absolutely wrong. At the time I emailed with my daughter, a terrorist group had taken credit for the attacks on our facility in Benghazi.
Hang on, let’s take that back.
JORDAN: We know, not we think, not it might be, we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.
CLINTON: Within 16, 18 hours, they rescinded taking credit. They did it all on social media. And the video did play a role. We have captured one of the lead terrorists and he admits it was both a terrorist attack and it was influenced by the video.
So which is it? First you say it was from a video, but in an email you claim it was a planned attack. Now it’s both? Do you trust Hillary Clinton?
JORDAN: State Department experts knew the truth. You knew the truth. But that’s not what the American people got.