Chelsea Clinton: Hillary ‘Will Be Remarkable’ at Benghazi Hearing

• October 20, 2015 10:08 am


Chelsea Clinton said Tuesday on CBS that her mother Hillary will be "remarkable" during her testimony before the House Benghazi Committee this week.

Hillary Clinton will appear before the Republican-led committee Thursday to answer questions about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead, including ambassador Chris Stevens, while she was secretary of state. The investigation into her handling of the U.S. consulate's security there and questions over her improper use of a private email account are expected to be large parts of the probe.

CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose asked Chelsea Clinton what her mother must accomplish when she speaks before the committee.

"As I've said before, I'm not a pundit. I'm a daughter," she said. "I think every opportunity my mom has, she proves again and again why she should be our next president. I know I’m very biased, and I actually think I’m even more biased now as a mom than as a daughter because I feel like I have a different stake in the future because of my daughter, Charlotte. And so I have no doubt on Thursday she will … be remarkable, and that Americans will really see why I so strongly believe she should be our next president."

Clinton's testimony on Benghazi in 2013 led to an infamous flare-up while she was being aggressively questioned by Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) over the assault and who Clinton initially held responsible for it. The administration initially assigned blame for the attack to an anti-Muslim video that incited anger in the region, which turned out to be false.

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?" Clinton asked.