By Russell Berman - 06/10/14 10:59 AM EDT
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday said he was “not satisfied” with Hillary Clinton’s comments that “systemic problems” at the State Department led to security lapses ahead of the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi in 2012.
Asked about her remarks at a Capitol press conference, Boehner would not absolve Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential contender in 2016.
“No, I’m not satisfied with that decision,” he said. “If you’re the secretary, you’re responsible for the decisions that your department makes. Simple as that.”
While Boehner has personally steered clear of criticizing Clinton in recent years, the select House committee that he ordered is expected to demand her testimony about the Benghazi attack. She said in the interview that aired on Monday night that she would wait to see how the investigation was conducted before deciding whether to testify if asked.