Clinton denies ‘delay’ in Benghazi response, despite accounts

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday defended the administration’s response the night of the September 2012 terror attack in Libya, testifying before Congress that there were “no delays in decision-making” despite accounts to the contrary.

The secretary, after missing prior hearings due to illness, testified on the attack for the first time Wednesday morning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

She said she has “no higher priority” than the security of her department’s staff, and that she is committed to making the department “safer, stronger and more secure.”

“As I have said many times, I take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right,” Clinton said, later choking up when describing how she greeted the families of the victims when the caskets were returned.

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