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Rand Paul to Clinton: “I Would Have Relieved You of Your Post” [Video]

REPUBLICANS WERE loaded and ready to use their time for purely political gain. Senator Rand Paul stepped out and not only unleashed a diatribe that amounted to accusing Secretary Clinton of dereliction of duty, but also that he was ignorant about what Ambassador Chris Stevens wanted to do in Benghazi, as well as what the Libyans expected of him.

Stevens left Tripoli, a fortified city, for Benghazi to get closer to the Libyan people, who knew him well.

As has been reported, the Libyans themselves asked Ambassador Stevens to keep a low profile, because of the perilous nature on the ground in Benghazi. They didn’t have the forces to protect him fully, after Stevens himself made the decision about moving to Benghazi. Stevens trusted that the Libyan people would continue their support for his mission.

Senator Paul proves that he doesn’t understand that foreign service diplomats are in dangerous posts that often cannot be manned like a fortress.

This was the case in Benghazi with Ambassador Stevens.

Senator Rand Paul is a Tea Party darling and favorite of the right. His confrontation with Secretary Clinton today will further cement his prowess with them.

As for Clinton’s reaction, she swatted him away like a gnat.

Republicans intend to use Benghazi against Clinton if she runs in 2016. Nothing could have been clearer today, even as she scolded them on making her testimony all about partisan politics, instead of finding answers and solutions to what unfolded in Benghazi.

Ironically, Republicans aided Clinton in making her case for 2016, which obviously gave the entire Senate panel flop sweat during the hearings.

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3 Responses to Rand Paul to Clinton: “I Would Have Relieved You of Your Post” [Video]

  1. autumnal January 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I’ve a republican acquaintance who sincerely and deeply believes this is Watergate for the Republicans. As for Rand Paul, I hope he keeps talking, and becomes more prominent. Let the Republicans wallow in their self made swamp, delusionally sapping their own credibility.

  2. Cujo359 January 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    “Senator Paul proves that he doesn’t understand that foreign service diplomats are in dangerous posts that often cannot be manned like a fortress.”

    Well, you can, and we often do. It’s something that’s counterproductive, though, if we want to maintain relations with the rest of the world’s people. The more isolated and defended our consulates and embassies are, the more remote the United States becomes from the rest of the world. Amb. Stevens clearly knew this was true.

  3. Ga6thDem January 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I just have to laugh. Only t he GOP could turn an attack on a consulate into some kind of freak show. The worst thing since 9/11? Puleeze he thinks everybody in the country is as stupid as the people that voted for him in KY I guess.

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