At the beginning of the Senate’s Benghazi hearing on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton grew emotional, holding back tears when she spoke about consoling the families of U.S. personnel who were killed.
“For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it’s personal. I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews,” Clinton said, her voice breaking. “I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children.”
She went on:
It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to lead the men and women of the State Department and USAID. Nearly 70,000 serving here in Washington and at more than 275 posts around the world. They get up and go to work every day — often in difficult and dangerous circumstances thousands of miles from home — because they believe, as we believe, the United States is the most extraordinary force for peace and progress the earth has ever known.
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