Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified about Benghazi before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, 2013. Senator Rand Paul informed her that he would have fired her if he had been president. The Washington Post has the story:
“One of the things that disappointed me most about the original 9/11 is that no one was fired,” Paul said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly assault. ”The people who make judgment errors need to be replaced, fired and no longer in a position to make judgement (sic) calls.”
“Had I been president at the time” and known that Clinton had not read cables from Libya asking for more security, “I would have relieved you from your post,” Paul said. “I think it’s inexcusable.”
Despite the almost fawning tone that many of the Senators took with Secretary Clinton, there were some tough questions asked of her about the attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Hillary Clinton will be testifying later in the afternoon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Many have speculated that Secretary Clinton will run for president in 2016, and this testimony could prove to greatly affect that outcome.