Oops. Benghazi-ing Republicans Accidentally Hand Hillary The Presidency On A Glorious Platter
Hillary Clinton not only survived the Benghazi inquisition, she kicked butt.
Republicans are absolutely enraged Hillary Clinton survived the 11 hours of intense scrutiny during her second time being cross-examined about the Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Douglas Kmiec of the Huffington Post wrote:
“News flash: the hearings demonstrated Mrs. Clinton as a consummately professional, well spoken, intelligent, and extraordinarily patient person. Throughout the six plus hour grilling, the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and first lady proved to be so enormously better prepared than any of her political opponents to take on the challenge of the modern presidency that Donald Trump would be well advised to find some other outlet for wasting his disposable billions.”
After the hearing (and in some cases during), the media had a field day writing articles about Hillary Clinton’s phenomenal testimony, in majority agreement that Clinton proved her right not only to seek but to win the presidency:
Sam Frizell of Time Magazine: “How Hillary Clinton Won the Benghazi Hearing.”
Jonathan Allen of Vox: “Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour Benghazi testimony was her best campaign ad yet.”
Stephen Collinson of CNN: “Marathon Benghazi hearing leaves Hillary Clinton largely unscathed.”
Over on the Washington Post: “The Daily 202: Eight reasons Hillary Clinton won the Benghazi hearing.”
Marina Fang of the Huffington Post: “Even Conservatives Realize Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Committee Hearing Was Ridiculous.”
Even some conservatives agreed Hillary Clinton came out of the hearing unscathed and presidential. In the Huffington Post article by Marina Fang provides some great examples of admission from the right:
Were you and Chris Stevens Facebook friends? Did you follow him on Instagram?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 22, 2015
Unless something happens, it's starting to look like Hillary Clinton won't merely survive this hearing — she will have come out on top.
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) October 22, 2015
And conservative pundit Erick Erickson said,
“as all a political spectacle” and “a waste of time.”
“God bless Trey Gowdy for trying to learn the facts and understand what happened. But the rest of it was just a carnival road show of back bench congress critters playing to the cameras and Hillary Clinton working hard to play persecuted victim.“
The fact is, the majority GOP committee focused on what they said they would not do, they focused on her damn emails, and not the substance but the mundane.
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Quiana Fulton is a political writer, and she has a bachelor in political science from American Military University. She’s not jaded by polarization but absolutely has no time for people who refuse to partake in preserving and strengthening Democracy. She’s a staunch liberal that is capable of being friends with conservatives and is always down for a good debate. She’s a pro-life Dem (and yes, they exist).