Benghazi Survivor Questions Clinton's Leadership at RNC
The Republican National Convention kicked off at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday night with one central theme: Make America Safe Again. Hillary Clinton's performance as Secretary of State during the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya has left many wondering if she is unfit to be president of the United States.
During an interview with FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co., Benghazi survivor Mark Geist discussed some of the missed opportunities by the former first lady that would have helped the security detail in Benghazi.
“She should have provided an answer to the emails and the request for security there at the consulate,” Geist told host Stuart Varney.
The ’13 Hours’ co-author said the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which covered an estimated eight acres, was guarded by just five diplomatic security officers as a result of Clinton’s foreign policy with Libya.
Geist says he directly blames Clinton for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
“If you are in charge, you can delegate your authority, but you can’t delegate responsibility. If you are the person in charge and you choose to take on that position as if she is to be elected president, is she going to take responsibility for the things that go wrong," Geist asked.
Geist described a good leader as someone who takes responsibiliy “for the errors as well as, you know, the homeruns.”
The death of Ambassador Stevens marked the first time since 1979 that a U.S. ambassador was killed in the line of duty.