Clinton Testifies Before Senate on Benghazi

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Jan. 23 2013 11:20 AM

Clinton's Last Trip to the Hill as Secretary Is Proving To Be an Intense One

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, during a hearing on Capitol Hill

Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

Hillary Clinton is testifying in front of the Senate this morning in what will likely be one of her final acts as secretary of state. We'll have more on that (both on The Slatest and over on Weigel's blog) once it wraps up, but in the meantime you can watch along live below.

The early takeaway, via the Associated Press:

Clinton insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya. ...
Clinton once again took full responsibility for the department's missteps leading up to assault at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Her voice cracking at times, Clinton said the work was highly personal. "I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters," she said.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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