August 1, 2014
6:55 am

Cong. Kinzinger claims Hillary Clinton screamed at one of his colleagues
Undated -- Cong. Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) claims then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton screamed at another member of Congress for suggesting the attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya was a terrorist act.
     The attack that cost the lives of four Americans happened 11 months ago. The Republican Congressman questioned Clinton in January during a Congressional hearing on it. He asked her why the U.S. government didn’t send help. He has since frequently criticized Clinton's answers and attitude about the Benghazi incident.
     Kinzinger’s version of what allegedly happened during a briefing just two days after the embassy attack came up at a town hall meeting in Rochelle Wednesday night this week. Conservative bloggers who've written prolifically about the embassy attack didn't know about that claim.
     Neither did the hosts of Fox and Friends. Kinzinger told them Friday morning, this isn’t newly revealed information. He said the news media just didn’t pick up on it nearly a year ago.
     He declined to identify the colleague Clinton allegedly screamed at. Kinzinger said he would let that member come forward on his or her own and added that there were plenty of witnesses.
     Kinzinger says he doesn’t care so much about the yelling, but he’s bothered that a member of Congress would be yelled at for asking a question he feels was appropriate.
     A Clinton spokesman calls the claim "brazen deceit". In a statement provided to The Hill, a newspaper that reports on politics, Clinton aide Nick Merrill denies Clinton screamed at anyone. He also says the briefing to U.S. House members happened nine days after the attack in Benghazi, not two.
     Merrill agrees there would have been many witnesses. He questions why Clinton's behavior would have been unremarked for so long had she acted so negatively in front of so many people.
     "So we are to believe that he woke up today, 10 months and 27 days later, and suddenly remembered he heard something that 434 other people somehow missed?" The statement ends, "What happened this morning was nothing short of brazen deceit."

Kinzinger’s claim captured in a video shared on YouTube can be seen here.
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