One of the most awkward moments at Thursday’s Benghazi hearing occurred when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that the late Ambassador Chris Stevens was joking when he asked about security at the Benghazi compound.
Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., asked Clinton about an email Stevens sent before being deployed to Libya, asking if Benghazi’s security had been beefed up or if the facility was closed.
“In December, your soon-to-be ambassador didn’t know what was going to happen with the compound in Benghazi?” Brooks asked. “How is that possible?”
“Well, Congresswoman, one of the great attributes that Chris Stevens had was a really good sense of humor,” Clinton said, smiling. “And I just see him smiling as he’s typing this, because it is clearly in response to the email down below talking about picking up a few ‘fire sale’ items from the Brits.”
Brooks looked at the former secretary in disbelief.
“Those ‘fire sale’ items by the way, are barricades. They are additional requests for security for the compound,” said Brooks.
“That’s right,” Clinton said, displaying a huge grin.
“That’s what that fire sale was, because we weren’t providing enough physical security for the compound, isn’t that right? So they’re picking up a fire sale because other consulates are pulling out, other countries are pulling out,” Brooks said.
“Well, I thought it showed their entrepreneurial spirit, Congresswoman,” Clinton responded. “And I applaud them for doing so.”
Watch the exchange, via MSNBC.
Although Clinton found the matter amusing, few others didm, and took tio social media to express their horror.
@exjon OMG did you see that? She thought that email was a sign of his ‘sense of humor’! O_O How out of touch with reality is she?!?
— cathulhu ftagn (@tentacled_cat) October 22, 2015
— Michael Liu (@spyguy8080) October 23, 2015
@exjon Yep! Shes smiling, smerking, and blaming Chris for his own death because hes not able to defend himself!
— We Are 4 Trump! (@msmarti22) October 22, 2015
Clinton engaged in other inappropriate behavior at the hearing, including laughing uproariously at another Congresswoman’s serious question.
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