Jul. 24, 2016 9:17pm Jason Howerton
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with “60 Minutes” that she was not responsible for security failures leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the Benghazi attacks in an interview with “60 Minutes.”
When asked what responsibility she has for the Benghazi attacks, Clinton said she “took responsibly” as secretary of state, but Congress found no negligence on her part.
“When this happened in Benghazi, I immediately stood up an independent committee – distinguished Americans, military and civilian experts,” she said. “They came out and they said, ‘You know, the ball was dropped – in security. And, you know, some of the decisions that were made, probably should have been rethought.’”
CBS’s Scott Pelley then interjected: “But wasn’t that your ball to carry?”
“No it wasn’t. It was not my ball to carry,” Clinton responded. “Read the reports, read all of the reports — all many hundreds of pages of them.”
The presumptive Democratic nominee said the security reports from Benghazi “never reached me” or “came to my attention.”