Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally had her day on Capitol Hill, and she came out swinging. Clinton missed her first opportunity to be questioned about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya due to illness, but during today’s exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), things got heated.
The U.S. Department of State released an unclassified report Tuesday (Dec. 18) about the September terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, stating “systematic failures” in security. The review disclosed many of the main reasons for the faulty resources and security, which resulted in the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
John Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, an announcement of which is expected to be made in the next few days. Although President Obama said that he wanted Clinton to remain in the position, Kerry is said to top his list of successors.
The Republican party shot down claims that verbal attacks against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are racially motivated. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus accused the GOP of going after Rice because she’s black.