On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she takes responsibility for the deadly attack that took place in Benghazi, Libya. Not looking to point fingers, Clinton also ventured to offset the criticism the administration has received for its handling of the situation.
In an interview with CNN’s Elise Labott, Clinton said the buck stops with her. Clinton also said President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were not throwing the State Department under the bus. Security decisions are the State Department’s arena, she said. And she heads it.
“I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” Clinton said.
She further went on to note that she wants to wait for an investigation before drawing any conclusions about intelligence surrounding the attack.
Addressing the White House response to the situation — which has received notable criticism for its changing narrative — Clinton said there’s always “confusion” in such situations. The information since the attack has changed, she added.
Erin Burnett’s report below, via CNN:
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