Clinton: ‘I Took Responsibility’ For Benghazi Attacks, but Security ‘Wasn’t My Ball to Carry’

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 8.08.32 PMHillary Clinton was asked about the Benghazi attacks this weekend on 60 Minutes, where she fielded questions on how much blame she is willing to accept for one of the toughest issues brought against her by Republican critics.

Clinton’s interview comes fresh off of the Republican National Convention, during which time various conservative speakers threw the 2012 attack at Clinton’s feet as proof of her failure as Secretary of State. After Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine scolded the convention-goers for politicizing the attack, Scott Pelley asked Clinton whether she ever made a mistake before or after the deadly tragedy.

Though Clinton said she accepted responsibility for what happened, she pointed out the nine investigations into her actions that failed to find enough culpability to prosecute for a criminal offense.

“I immediately stood up an independent committee – distinguished Americans, military and civilian experts. They came out and they said, “You know, the ball was dropped – in security. And, you know, some of the decisions that were made, probably should have been rethought.”

Pelley then asked whether the compound’s security reports ever reached her, to which, Clinton said they never did.

“It was not my ball to carry,” Clinton said. “Those never came to my attention…We have security experts. I am not going to substitute my judgment for people who have been in the field, who understand what our men and women are up against.”

Watch above, via CBS.

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