This summer, Hillary Clinton insisted that “no one” on the campaign trail was talking to her about her emails – just those pesky reporters. Well, at a New Hampshire town hall Thursday, at least one voter let her know it’s an extremely important issue to him.
“You said earlier that you wanted to end corruption," he began. "But how can you do that after the Whitewater scandals, Benghazi and your deleted emails?”
Clinton, clearly annoyed and not at all willing to concede that it was an important inquiry, immediately played defense.
As for Benghazi: “I advise you to go read my 11 hours of testimony," she said. "I hope you enjoy it.”
By giving such a dismissive answer, Clinton believes once again that she’s above any kind of criticism and has no patience for tough questions. She is also implying that she is innocent from any wrongdoing. The young man who posed the question had every right to ask the Democratic frontrunner for president why she deserves the job when she has such a long list of baggage behind her. He, like all citizens, expects the White House to be run with integrity.
And “I hope you enjoy it?” Her Benghazi testimony was not a screenplay for a comedy. There’s nothing entertaining about the night of September 11, 2012. The former secretary of state was summoned to Capitol Hill to try and explain her failed leadership in the tragedy and why the administration failed to save the lives of four brave diplomats.
That actually matters to some voters. Maybe she should "go read" an etiquette manual.