Clinton: I Am Not Responsible for What People Do or Do Not Remember From Benghazi

July 31, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, sat down with Fox’s Chris Wallace to discuss several issues pertaining to her campaign on Sunday.

With Benghazi playing a major theme in the attacks against Clinton, Wallace played a video clip from the Republican National Convention (RNC) of Pat Smith blaming Clinton for her son’s death.

"I blame Hillary Clinton. I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son. That’s personally," Smith said.

Wallace asked Clinton about Smith’s comments that Clinton lied to her and the other families on the day when the Benghazi victims’ bodies returned to the United States.

"I don't hold any ill feeling for someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or wasn't said," Clinton said.

Clinton responded by saying that her heart went out to the families of the Benghazi victims and that she understands the grief that the families are going through. She then tried to discredit Smith’s narrative by saying that the families of the other victims didn’t hear Clinton make the comment about the Youtube video.

Wallace pushed back against Clinton’s answer by playing a video clip of Secretary Clinton at Andrews Air Force Base on September 14, 2012, the day that the Benghazi victims’ bodies returned to the United States.

"We've seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with," Clinton said.

Clinton got defensive and said that the clip was "unfair" because she quoted other people in that speech who believed that it was terrorism. She also tried to discredit those criticizing her for Benghazi by saying that there was a "confusion" in the minds of some people critiquing her.

Since 2013, Smith has been vocal about Clinton lying to her and saying that Clinton told her that the attack occurred because of a Youtube video versus it being a terrorist attack.