Lanny Davis, a former Clinton White House official, appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show recently to discuss foreign policy and the 2016 presidential race.
The topic quickly switched to Benghazi, and Davis quickly diverted attention from that issue, spinning the facts and saying that “there are only a handful of people who hold Benghazi against [Hillary].” Right.
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Davis also mentioned the Chris Christie scandal in typical Democrat fashion to try to keep Hewitt from delving deeper into the Benghazi issue.
Hewitt had a simple question for Davis: Assuming that Hillary had no wrongdoing regarding Benghazi, and it’s not a serious political issue for her, what has she accomplished as Secretary of State that qualifies her to be president?
HughHewitt.com reports the exchange:
HH: All right, one question, you’ve got a minute. Summarize for me what she accomplished as Secretary of State.
LD: Well, the biggest thing of all is goodwill around the world, which is what secretaries of State do.
HH: Like in Syria…
LD: I don’t know what any secretary of State…
HH: …and Egypt and Libya?
LD: I don’t know, well, Libya and certainly the intervention in Libya and getting rid of Qaddafi, you would say that’s a pretty good achievement for the President. But these are presidential achievements with a partnership of the secretary of State. What do secretaries of State do? For example, she was very instrumental in the details of the Iranian sanctions program, which has produced, apparently, some results. I’m very skeptical about this deal in Iran on the nuclear weaponry. But the credit she deserves on this sanctions program, which literally was her program in the State Department to enforce, but in partnership with Barack Obama.
HH: So her achievement is that…
LD: But this doesn’t change the question about the secretary of State having achievement. This is a secretary of State is the most popular woman in the world and restored relations with everyone in the world.
“Goodwill around the world”? Really? How sad. An avid Clinton supporter like Lanny Davis can’t even name serious accomplishments of Clinton’s while Secretary of State. And she didn’t even accomplish what he said she did. Our allies have been estranged and our enemies emboldened. Our meddling in Syria, Libya, and Egypt on Obama’s watch, including arming the allies of Al Qaeda against the Syrian government and giving millions in military equipment to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood has done the furthest thing than spread “goodwill” around the world.
No, Hillary’s legacy as Secretary of State is now her gross incompetence in Benghazi. We have to fight to keep liberal hacks like Lanny Davis from diverting attention away from this administration’s misdeeds that led to the deaths of four Americans. The media won’t hold her accountable, so we have to.
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