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Ambassador’s Sister: I Don’t Blame Clinton for Benghazi

According to some Republicans, Hillary Clinton is guilty for the Benghazi scandal, but the sister of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, says she doesn’t blame Clinton.

“It is clear, in hindsight, that the facility was not sufficiently protected by the State Department and the Defense Department. But what was the underlying cause? Perhaps if Congress had provided a budget to increase security for all missions around the world, then some of the requests for more security in Libya would have been granted. Certainly the State Department is underbudgeted,” Anne Stevens told The New Yorker.

“I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta.”

The Hill reports:

Stevens said they were “balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world.”

“And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had,” she said.

“The Benghazi Mission was understaffed. We know that now. But, again, Chris knew that. It wasn’t a secret to him. He decided to take the risk to go there. It is not something they did to him. It is something he took on himself.”

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was secretary of State during the time of the attacks and has taken “full responsibility” for what happened, Stevens said. But she admitted that the security system will never be perfect.

“We all recognize that there’s a risk in serving in a dangerous environment,” she said.

“Chris thought that was very important, and he probably would have done it again. I don’t see any usefulness in continuing to criticize her. It is very unjust.”

On Tuesday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi released its report on the attack, which faults the Obama administration for its actions before, during and after the terrorist assault that killed four Americans.

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump seized on the opportunity to attack Clinton, saying a Clinton presidency would be “catastrophic for the future of our country.”

Stevens said she thinks making Benghazi and her brother’s death an election issue “is not appropriate.” She added that her brother had “a lot of respect” for Clinton.

“He admired her ability to intensely read the issues and understand the whole picture.”

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  • billybobz

    boss soros, oBozo, [email protected] clinton, etc all count on their democRAT slaves to be and remain stupid.

    • Ronda R Russell

      Your comment is proof that republicans love the uneducated.

      • billybobz

        We don’t love you and your ignorant, uneducated ilk. In fact we can’t stand you treasonous pigs.

        Cool, how I said stupid and you recognized yourself.

        • Jill

          Aren’t you just the most gifted orator? I’ll bet you won a gold star at your local asylum for the brain dead. Perhaps we can debate when you grow up and stop hiding behind a fake profile.

          • billybobz

            Nope, just average (As an Engineer my game is numbers), though I can understand how an idiot like you would think so.

            As for hiding behind a fake profile, you call yourself jill but your pic is of a fat faq. Are you one of those transtesticals?

          • Jill

            BS. College grads are much more intelligent than to post the phobic hatred you say. You’re nothing more than a keyboard warrior. Crawl back into your hole and come come back when you learn some manners.

          • billybobz

            Manners would be wasted on an ignorant, low class, low intelligence blivet like you, hog. Now make however many trips it takes for you to haul *ss and waddle on back to your trailer park. Don’t forget to turn on the tv or you’ll miss your alternative family on Springer.

            PS Nobody fears perverts like you, we just don’t want to be near you nasty animals.

          • Jill

            Oh an engineer. It figures..

          • billybobz

            Get your fat, lazy *ss in there and clean that toilet before I replace you with one of oBozo’s illegal aliens.

  • Jill

    Anne Stevens has more class and brains in her pinky finger than the entire Republican party….

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    • billybobz

      What would a [email protected] hog like you know about class or brains! You would have to stand on your mother’s shoulders to kiss a Republican’s *ss.

  • billybobz

    These people for years, have hated trying to explain their gay brother to the neighbors. Now they’re happy that fat*ss had him killed.