Clinton: ‘I Do Feel Responsible’

On specific security requests: 'I didn't see those requests....I didn't deny them.'


BOB CORKER: These officials were screaming out for more security, and I'm just wondering if you might mention one reform that might be helpful so that you would have known of the needs there for security that went undone.

HILARY CLINTON: Well, obviously, I have thought about this almost constantly since that date, senator, because, you know I do feel responsible. I feel responsible for the nearly 70,000 people who do work for the State Department, I take it very seriously. The specific security requests pertaining to Benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professionals. I didn't see those requests, I didn't approve or deny them. That's obviously one of the findings that Ambassador Pickering and Admiral Mullen made that these requests don't ordinarily come to the Secretary of State.