Duncan went on to note that “there was a request made for more security” at the consulate and it was denied on June 7th. “And so Madam Secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap and that’s national security malpractice,” the congressman scolded Clinton.
“This was gross negligence. At what point in time can our administration and government fire someone whose gross negligence left four Americans dead in Benghazi? What does the word responsibility mean to you, Madam Secretary?” he finally asked.
“I think i’ve made that very clear, congressman,” Clinton responded, before adding that she has made an effort to be very transparent and could have easily said “good-bye” to a notion of declassifying the Accountability Review Board. “I have great confidence that the Accountability Review Board did the job they were asked to do, made the recommendations that they thought were based on evidence, not on emotion,” she pointedly said.
“There was a lot of evidence that led up to the situation,” Duncan interrupted, before telling Clinton that despite her promises of transparency, the department has not provided call logs between the command post and operating center from the night of the attacks.