A House committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, spent almost 11 hours grilling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was secretary of state when the attacks by Islamic militants killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.
By many accounts, the match ended in a draw between Clinton and Republican members in the committee, who questioned her aggressively. The investigation has lasted 17 months and has cost a reported $4.7 million.
Is it time to end the probe, or is there more to be learned?
A draw? Hardly! Hillary wins! Pay back the taxpayers!
Hank Armstrong, Hurst
The House committee did not come to a draw with Hillary Clinton by any stretch of the imagination. It’s worth $4.7 million to expose Clinton as an ineffective manager and deceitful toward the president.
Clyde Picht, Fort Worth
The only people who think it was a draw are those who think George W. Bush was a good president.
David Jackson, Arlington
There’s definitely more to be learned about the Benghazi attack. The committee should continue its probe.
William Brown, Arlington
The committee was formed to politically damage Hillary Clinton. It should be terminated.
James W. Long, Watauga
If our men were killed as a result of political or personal considerations, I want to know, and I want those who were responsible for their safety to pay a political price.
Winston Barney, Fort Worth
The Republicans won’t be happy until Hillary Clinton tells them that she went over there personally and killed the Americans. I’m not a fan of hers, but enough is enough.
Jane Garrett, Hurst
The hearings report failed to mention the most important discovery, obtained directly from Clinton’s emails, that she lied about the reason for the terrorist attack.
Donald F. Eckstein, Aledo
What smoking gun were the Republicans trying to uncover? Did they think Hillary did something so disqualifying or criminal that they could call for a re-vote of the 2012 election? No, but their possible goal of derailing her 2016 election ambitions is shortsighted and almost laughable.
Patrick Jenkins, Arlington
The committee has shown that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Susan Rice all lied to cover up the cause of the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans. The cover-up was done because a presidential campaign was underway in September 2012. Does our culture today allow our politicians to lie and we say that is OK?
Michael Boniol, Arlington
The Republican-led witch hunt on Benghazi was intended to damage the reputation of Hillary Clinton. They’ve wasted $4.7 million of our tax dollars.
Sherwin Rubin, Arlington
A significant disclosure that Hillary Clinton and other administration personnel knowingly lied to the American public and families of the victims by repeatably blaming a video has not been reported to any significant degree.
Carl H. Long, Arlington
The hearing that featured testimony by Hillary Clinton demonstrated beyond doubt that it has neither the ability nor an interest in developing any information that has not been made public before. Pathetic over-politicization of the oversight function.
Kenneth Baum, Fort Worth
The lies and lack of accountability of Hillary, Obama and others illustrate the level of corruption of this administration. They all need to be exposed as political hacks.
Clista Hancock, Arlington
Let it proceed. Every day of this probe reveals to more people the wastefulness and incompetence of their Republican representatives.
Paul Roberts, Fort Worth
Clinton’s emails prove she knew she was lying when she blamed the embassy attack on a video. The motive was to keep alive the campaign myth, “Al Qaeda is on the run.”
Clete McAlister, Arlington
The GOP doesn’t care about the cost or time wasted on these dead issues. They will do anything to derail Clinton, be it true or false. Stop wasting our tax dollars on Benghazi and Clinton’s emails!
Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth
I don’t know how a person in Clinton’s position can think that she will not receive classified emails or send information that is classified. This is why the FBI now has her server.
Joe Burke, Fort Worth
End the waste and abuse. The GOP can move on to another fraudulent committee, on fetal tissue research with faked Planned Parenthood videos. Either way, they will do more to elect Hillary and confirm that the GOP doesn’t see the White House for decades.
Buddy Luce, Southlake
If the FBI finds Hillary Clinton was at least as reckless in handling classified documents as Gen. David Petraeus was thought to be, she should be indicted, as he was, and her chance of becoming president ended.
Hugh T. Lefler Jr., Fort Worth
Enough is enough. Stop the inquiries!
George J. Anthony, Fort Worth
It amazes me that Clinton can lie and fabricate but still be a contender for the presidency.
J.L. Corbin, Fort Worth
The Benghazi hearings were little more than a partisan attack on Hillary Clinton. Several of our embassies were attacked during George W. Bush’s tenure. Where were all the extensive investigations then?
Don Morgan, Granbury
I feel for the families of the four dead Americans, because they will never see accountability in the Benghazi matter. I was surprised that Hillary faulted the security professionals and not George W. Bush!
Angela Benvenuto, Arlington
The Benghazi hearings have proven one thing: No one is being held accountable for the loss of four Americans.
Kenneth M. “Ken” Sapp,
North Richland Hills
As I watched Clinton’s testimony, I found it unfortunate that Ambassador Stevens wasn’t available for comment.
Dan McArthur, Arlington
It appears Hillary broke the law and should be prosecuted.
Troy Worthy, Hurst
Hillary Clinton is not stupid, but she is comfortably sure that we are. The diligent work of this committee reminds us we have a chance to prove her wrong.
Judith Hedges, Arlington
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There’s so much smoke in the Benghazi affair that firemen should be standing at every door with hoses.
Wyman Bess, Roanoke
At one point, Rep. Mike Pompano of Kansas suggested we could have transported tanks from Kansas to defend the consulate. And he was serious. Cartoonish — what an appropriate word for this committee.
Frank Matthews, Fort Worth