Hillary Clinton On Sunday News Shows: “Not My Favorite Thing To Do”

As members of Congress today grilled Hillary Clinton about the death of Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Republican Rep. Joe Wilson asked why U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on Sunday news shows to face the music immediately following the attack instead of the Secretary of State. “I have to confess, here in public, going on the Sunday shows is not my favorite thing to do,” she replied. “There are other things I’d prefer to do on Sunday mornings. And, you know, I haven’t been on a Sunday show in way over a year. It just isn’t something that I normally jump to do. And I did feel strongly that we had a lot that we had to manage, that I had to respond to, and that that should be my priority.” Clinton testified to Senate and House committees today about the attack by armed militants that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. During questioning by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton balked at Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s inquiry into the State Dept.’s initial report that the attack had been a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islam YouTube video. “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clinton responded, raising her voice at Johnson, who continued to interrupt her. “What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”

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