Benghazi is Hillary Clinton’s biggest regret

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by NW Spotlight

On the heels of a Senate Intelligence Committee report from a few weeks ago that said the 2012 attack on Benghazi was “likely preventable,” former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is now saying that Benghazi is her biggest regret. The Hill reported that when Hillary Clinton was asked yesterday to identify “do-overs” while she was Secretary of State, she answered “My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi.”

Hillary Clinton has publicly taken responsibility for the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Questions about the politicizing of the Benghazi attack by the Obama administration she was a part of have dogged her, including her now famous appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee a year ago, where she asked “What difference at this point does it make?”

President Barack Obama, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sept. 12, 2012, regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Hillary Clinton declined to serve a second term as Secretary of State and was replaced by John Kerry. When she officially resigned on February 1, 2013, the Huffington Post reported that “[Hillary Clinton] suggested that the furor over the [Benghazi] assault would not affect whether she runs for president in 2016.”