Um, excuse me?
"Libya was, uh, a different kind of, um, calculation. We didn't lose a single person."
When I first saw this quote, I winced and assumed she was probably talking about the US death toll during the (
Brian Fallon, Clinton's press secretary, accused Republicans of trying to "twist Hillary Clinton's words" to suggest she showed a disregard for coal workers and their livelihoods. "Obviously she was making the exact opposite point: that we have to take proactive steps to make sure coal workers, their families and their communities get not just the benefits they've earned, but also the future they deserve," said Fallon.
That's...not what she said. She was quite clear, actually:
"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."
How dare Republicans "twist" her words? I'll leave you with a question and a self-evidently accurate statement I made on Maria Bartiromo's show this morning. If you were a Benghazi family member, would you be more sickened by Hillary Clinton openly and repeatedly lying about the lies she told you face-to-face in 2012, or by her cavalier assertion that America lost zero people in Libya -- as if your loved one never existed?