Clinton defended her agency's handling of the attack’s aftermath during her final Senate appearance as the nation’s top diplomat. She teared up as she recalled consoling the families of the four Americans who died during the Sept. 11 assault and rejected Republican allegations that the administration engaged in a cover-up.
"For me, this is not just a matter of policy … it’s personal,” Clinton said. “I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters."
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