Clinton Slams Benghazi Critics in Exit Interview
Calls politics a 'contact sport,' but doesn't speculate about political future
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2013 9:20 AM CST
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on American leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton is going out swinging. In her last one-on-one interview before stepping down as secretary of state today, Clinton yesterday told the AP that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was the low point of her tenure—and slammed Republicans who subsequently "politicized" the killings of Chris Stevens and three other Americans. "I was so unhappy with the way that some people refused to accept the facts," Clinton said, noting that "they just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that's regrettable."

Clinton also refused to speculate about 2016 and her future political plans, saying only that she wanted to concentrate on writing another memoir and speaking out on issues she cares about. "I am going to be secretary of state until the very last minute when I walk out the door," she said. "And then I am going to take the weekend off and then I may start thinking about all the various offers and requests and ideas that have come my way."

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TJeff1514
Feb 2, 2013 11:59 AM CST
Republican politicians, especially the ones in Washington, are vultures circling around looking for a mistake by a Democrat to pounce on. That's all they do. They are so consumed by hate & a lack of ideas that that's all they got. John McCain is a perfect example. The poster boy for the modern Republican Party. He even looks like a vulture. Benghazi wasn't even a direct mistake of Hillary's. More so on State Dept staff that should have had more security there.
cornelison
Feb 2, 2013 11:43 AM CST
People in other countries know what the extreme right politicians are doing. Those Republicans keep spewing false conspiracies. They don't care about the facts. Other countries are also disturbed when they hear Republicans doubting global warming. Republicans are embarrassing to a country that's supposed to be the leader of the world.
AncientOne
Feb 2, 2013 9:47 AM CST
She always had a problem with Facts, LIke what happened to Vince Foster amoung others!