On her watch, a totally preventable debacle took place resulting in the deaths of an Ambassador and 3 other Americans.
I know this is a controversial headline because for some completely inexplicable reason, Hillary Clinton is an enormously popular Secretary of State with the American people. Whenever I engage with someone who feels this way about her, they cannot provide a single substantive reason why they think she’s so good, which is telling.
But let’s get to the point. The Benghazi deaths were tragic, and they included an American Ambassador, which in our government hierarchy is equivalent to having a member of the Cabinet or Congress assassinated. They were also totally preventable, and the highest levels of the State Department, including the Secretary, must have been informed of the constant requests for additional security for our diplomats in Libya. These requests, nearly totally unfulfilled, were mostly denied. A new non-partisan government report clearly states this to be true and describes an incredible level of incompetence.
Conveniently Secretary Clinton is unavailable to testify on Benghazi before Congress this week as she was scheduled to do. Clearly Secretary Clinton is running the 4-corners in order to avoid any accountability for her role and lack of leadership, and for the subsequent cover up that is still playing itself out. She hopes to complete her term without ever facing the music, and the Republicans should use every method possible to ensure she doesn’t get away with this. Officials in either political party must be held accountable, must not be allowed to bob and weave and stall and cover up.
Lastly, I’ll say this. Imagine what the left and the press would be saying if this was a Republican administration. They would be screaming from the rooftops for the Secretary of State to resign. But because it’s one of theirs, all we hear are crickets, and all we’ll see are probably a few lower-level symbolic resignations. To imagine further, what if it was not only a Republican administration; imagine if the Secretary of State was Condoleeza Rice. And the Democrats called for her resignation. Following Democrat and Press approaches to such things, would those Democrats calling for Condi’s resignation be racists and misogynists?
Hillary should resign, but unfortunately she will not. And we’ll see her again in 2016.