The Best Burns From Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Hearing Are Pretty Weak, TBH
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton testified in her highly-anticipated hearing before the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans. Democrats and Republicans alike have waited months to see what will come of the hearing, and how — if at all — it will affect Clinton's presidential campaign. Of course, the hearing was very serious, as the committee sought to uncover why the U.S. State Department facility in Benghazi didn't meet security requirements, and why requests for increased security were denied in Washington. But more entertaining were the countless burns thrown out during the hearing from all sides.
It's no secret that many of the committee members aren't fans of Clinton (they are suspicious about her knowledge of the violence in Benghazi, after all). So it should come as no surprise that they were quick to criticize her actions with a little extra attitude. Clinton also isn't one to hold back when she's frustrated or being personally attacked, so there were insults flying from her end as well. Every biting quip Clinton's ever spoken prepared her for this day.
Who knew so much shade could be thrown at a congressional hearing? But you kind of have to read into them a little further to get the full burn effect, because otherwise, they seem pretty weak compared to some one-liners Clinton has thrown out before. Here are the best burns from Clinton's congressional hearing on the Benghazi attack.
Rep. Trey Gowdy On Previous Benghazi Investigations
Gowdy Telling Clinton She's Not Important
Rep. Elijah Cummings On Republicans' Silence
Clinton On Discussions About Libya
Clinton On Rep. Peter Roskam Saying He Can Pause For Her To Read Notes
Roskam On Clinton's Libya Policies
Rep. Linda Sanchez On Gowdy's Questioning
Clinton Disputing Claims That She Blamed The Attack On A Video To Make President Obama And Herself Look Better
Gowdy To Rep. Adam Smith