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Oh, Durbin FTW!

So here's the scenario:

Hilary Clinton is testifying before the Senate subcommittee about security at the Libyan, and presumably other, embassies. As we have come, unfortunately, to expect, the questioning is along partisan lines, and one John McCain (remember him? Used to be a moderate?) is hammering her on funding. Secretary Clinton points out (repeatedly) that the funding for security does in fact exist; it is in the State department budget, BUT the House of Represenatives has refused to allow State to move the money around to actually PAY for better security.

McCain continues to hammer, finally saying, in paraphrase (until quotes), I don't think you're telling us the truth, you're a liar, and "The American people deserve to know the truth."

At which point, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, who is my newest hero, says, "I have five words for you about 'the American people deserve to know the truth', Senator: "Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction.""

At which point, for some reason, McCain decided to shut the fuck up.

And points to Clinton for NOT cracking a smile.

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quietann
Jan. 23rd, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
She is cool as a cucumber!

And, good on Dick Durbin. I think it was more appropriate that *he* say it than Hillary say it.
equesgal
Jan. 24th, 2013 07:27 am (UTC)
Everytime I see John McCain he does or says something that makes me wince.
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