“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” Mr. McCarthy said. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee, what are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping, why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened.”
“I have to tell you,” Mrs. Clinton told Mr. Sharpton in the interview, the transcripts of which were released Wednesday, “I find them deeply distressing,” because “I knew the ambassador that we lost in Benghazi.”
“Along with him, we lost three other brave Americans who were representing us in a very dangerous part of the world,” she said.
She continued: “So when I hear a statement like that, which demonstrates unequivocally that this was always meant to be a partisan political exercise, I feel like it does a grave disservice and dishonors not just the memory of the four that we lost, but of everybody who has served our country.”
There have been embassies “run over,” Mrs. Clinton added. “We’ve had them blown up under Ronald Reagan, under Bill Clinton. We’ve had lots of attacks where we lost Americans or foreigners working for America, under George W. Bush. We can go back and there’s a wall in the State Department, there’s a wall in the C.I.A. where we lost those civilians we lost. It’s never been turned into a partisan political battle by the majority in Congress the way the Republicans in this Congress have done.”
For the second straight quarter, Clinton's presidential campaign has set a new fundraising record.
Wall Street Journal reports:
Democrat Hillary Clinton raised more than $28 million in the third quarter, her campaign said, bringing her total haul for the year to $75 million—the most of any candidate who has announced figures so far.
Her haul puts her on track to raise the $100 million her campaign had planned to raise this year. Her campaign said 93% of her donations were for $100 or less, and women accounted for 60% of her donors. It didn’t disclose how much money the campaign has on hand.
“Thanks to our supporters, we are able to meet our goals and build an organization that can mobilize millions of voters to ensure Hillary Clinton is their fighter in the White House,” said Robby Mook, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager.And finally, some Twitter goodness:
Speaker-in-Waiting Kevin McCarthy confirms: Benghazi committee is a partisan effort to hurt Hillary's campaign. https://t.co/eLatmz7mQN— The Briefing (@TheBriefing2016) September 30, 2015
The @HillaryforNV team held a focus group with some of Hillary's littlest supporters. 👭 https://t.co/OAx1VdOh1M— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2015
You shouldn't have to worry about your paycheck or your job when you have a baby or someone in your family gets sick.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2015
“Nobody in America should have to choose between buying the medicine they need and paying their rent.” -Hillary https://t.co/HmGeuX2vKz— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2015
Hillary has a plan to cap covered prescription drug costs at $250 per month: http://t.co/sjwwXiWxzQ pic.twitter.com/YY6guHTOxk— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2015
In school, I learned how to think creatively and stand up for myself. #62MillionGirls don't have that chance. http://t.co/BKNW3A0Oqc -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 29, 2015
#PinkOut for @PPFA because they provide quality, affordable health care to those who need it most. #StandWithPP pic.twitter.com/smM6J6N91B— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 29, 2015
For nearly 100 yrs, Planned Parenthood has stood up to political attacks on women's health while providing care. GOP: You're outmatched. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 29, 2015
#PinkOut at @hillaryclinton HQ! So proud to work on a campaign that fights for women’s health pic.twitter.com/CN2AXuQQR5— Mini Timmaraju (@mintimm) September 29, 2015
When Republicans attack Planned Parenthood, they’re attacking women’s health. Proud to #StandWithPP—and always will. https://t.co/frqgxI6sjG— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 29, 2015
The Hillary 2016 Platform Series
Part 1: Criminal Justice Reform
Part 2: Immigration Reform
Part 3: Voting Rights
Unfiltered Hillary: The Transcripts
September 4, 2015: MSNBC Interview with Andrea Mitchell
August 14, 2015: Iowa Wing Ding Dinner
July 31, 2015: National Urban League
July 20, 2015: Facebook Q&A
July 17, 2015: Iowa State Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner
April 23, 2015: Women in the World Summit