WATCH: Diplomat Gregory Hicks Describes Night Of Benghazi Attack In Excruciating Detail
Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya during the 2012 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, shared his testimony at today’s House Congressional hearing. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked Hicks to walk the congressional panel through his versions of the events of September 11, 2012.
Hicks told the committee the harrowing details of what it was like to be in nearby Tripoli on the night of the attack, receiving piecemeal information and requesting help for his colleagues, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, to no avail. At approximately 2am Libya time, Hicks said, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Hicks and he briefed her on what had happened.
Hicks teared up when he described the “saddest phone call I’ve ever received in my life,” when the Prime Minister of Libya told him Ambassador Stevens had passed away.
Watch the full testimony below, via C-SPAN:
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