Clinton Claims She Didn't Blame Benghazi Attack on a YouTube Video

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 1:45 PM
Clinton Claims She Didn't Blame Benghazi Attack on a YouTube Video

Speaking in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday afternoon, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to claim she didn't blame the September 11, 2012 attack on a YouTube video. 

"Where did the false narrative start? It started with you, Madame Secretary," Ohio Republican Jim Jordan pressed Clinton.

"I referred to the video that night in a very specific way. I said some have sought to justify the attack because of the video. I used those words deliberately, not to ascribe a motive to every attacker but as a warning to those across the region that there was no justification for further attacks," Clinton said. 

Jordan also pointed out that while Clinton was telling the American people a video was to blame, she was emailing her family, the Libyan government and the Egyptian government about a terror attack. At the same time the Obama administration was arguing the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and Information Management Officer Sean Smith were a result of a spontaneous protest that got out of control, not the result of a terror attack. 

"We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest," Clinton wrote to the Egyptian prime minister the night of September 11, 2012.

Lets take a look back at what Clinton said in front of the flag draped caskets of the four Americans killed in Benghazi. 

And another:

Not only did Clinton blame the attack on a video "offensive" to Islam, the Obama administration and the State Department purchased $80,000 worth of commercial airtime in Pakistan apologizing for the video.

It also should be noted that the person who made the video was hauled off to jail in the middle of the night.

Clinton blamed the video for the attacks, Obama blamed the video, Susan Rice blamed the video, they all blamed the video. Clinton's mincing of words doesn't change those facts.