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Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says Clinton "dodged his questions" on Benghazi

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said Hillary Clinton dodged his questions Wednesday morning, at a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the administration’s handling of last fall’s attack in Libya.

The Oshkosh Republican got testy replies to his questions, and the exchange has gone viral on the Internet.

Johnson told the outgoing Secretary of State that U.S. officials were trying to mislead the public, by waiting so long to refute U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s claim that protests spurred the U.S. embassy raid that killed four Americans.

After the hearing, Johnson accused Clinton of engaging in theatrics with her answers. He said he was surprised by the reaction and, “She simply couldn’t respond to a pretty simple question.”

Johnson asked why somebody didn’t pick up the phone to check out the claim that Rice made just five days after the attack.

Clinton said it was more important now to step up security at U.S. missions around the globe, and make sure such a terrorist attack does not happen again. 

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