Hi I know this question is about a year overdue but I can't find anything concise that summarizes Hillary's role in Benghazi and it keeps getting thrown in my face as a comeback whenever I talk about how I voted for her. Do you mind explaining what exactly went down there?
on sept 12 an islamic terrorist group issued a premeditated attack on the US consulate in benghazi libya. four americans were killed including the U.S. ambassador to libya (chris stevens.) since hrc was SoS at the time she was ultimately responsible for a set of security standards and practices that all foreign embassies and consulates had to pass. she was criticized because the consulate in benghazi had a broken security system, and incomplete fence and a weak perimeter. as SoS she of course took full responsibility for the security lapses. it was rumored that the state dept denied requests and ignored calls for increased security measures and also actively tried to prevent sending any aid to the consulate after the attack. months after the attack house GOP put together a series of investigative committees in an effort to uncover who was responsible. they had over 20 hearings with state dept staffers and they weren’t able to find any misdeeds. hrc went through her own 14 hr testimony and again they weren’t able to find any wrongdoings committed by her or the department itself. then majority leader kevin mccarty made a gaffe on air admitting he formed one of the committees with the purposeful intent of tanking hrc’s polls numbers during the campaign. and then it was during her benghazi testimony that led directly to her ‘email scandal’ because investigator trey gowdy asked her to hand over emails relating to benghazi which was later discovered were sent using her personal account.