Boehner not satisfied with Clinton remarks

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday said he was “not satisfied” with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Kanye West 'not denying' his campaign seeks to damage Biden MORE’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.


The former secretary of State, in a pair of interviews with ABC News, said that while she was ultimately responsible as the head of the department, the details of how to secure the U.S. facility in Benghazi fell to other, more highly trained officials.

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.