Bill O'Reilly Laments That Benghazi Committee Failed To Hurt Clinton Because They Did Not Listen To Him
O'Reilly: “I Told Them What To Do”
From the October 23 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
BILL O'REILLY: Do you think Secretary Clinton hurt or helped herself yesterday?
CHRIS CHRISTIE: She helped herself yesterday.
O'REILLY: You think so?
CHRISTIE: I do. Because, you know, they didn't uncover anything new. They allowed her get her talking points out over and over again. And they were falling over each other looking ineffective.
O'REILLY: All right, but her talking points --
CHRISTIE: This is why people don't like Congress, I mean, you know.
O'REILLY: Yeah, I mean look, her talking points were essentially this, though, and this is what I said last night. “I don't know anything about it. Because it's not my job. [It's] the security professional's job.” So you got a hot spot. You're deeply involved in the Libyan situation because you wanted to remove Gadhafi. Your ambassador writes a cable to you, which you say you never saw, saying “we need more security, it's not provided.” And he winds up dead. Do you really think [the] American people are going to buy “it's not my job to protect my people?”
CHRISTIE: Absolutely not.
O'REILLY: Well, then, how can you say it didn't hurt her?
CHRISTIE: Well, you said yesterday -- it's going to hurt her in the long-term, Bill. [CROSSTALK]
CHRISTIE: But you got to get somebody who can effectively question her and hold her to account. We didn't have anyone on that congressional committee ... who could do that.
O'REILLY: Why do you think that is? Because I told them what to do.
CHRISTIE: They didn't listen.
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