In what has to be one of the high points of the Congressional hearing, Jeff Duncan takes it to Kerry. For those who think Benghazi and Fast and Furious were in the dust bin of history, Duncan gave it light in reminding Kerry of our reliance on the administration’s truthfulness in these events to why we should trust this administration now. There are several shorter versions of the clip, but for those of us who need a lift, here is the full Monty.
Published on Sep 4, 2013
During a fiery exchange with Representative Jeff Duncan, Secretary of State John Kerry scolded the Republican South Carolina Congressman about bringing up Benghazi during the hearing about military strikes in Syria.
Duncan began his questioning by challenging whether the Obama administration can be trusted after Benghazi. He held up a picture of Tyrone Woods, one of the Americans killed in the attack, and said that Americans are demanding options. Duncan also challenged Kerry’s own professional history, saying Kerry has never “advocated for anything other than caution when involving U.S. forces in past conflicts,” and accused the power of the executive branch as being “so intoxicating” that Kerry has abandoned “past caution in favor for pulling the trigger on a military response so quickly.”
Kerry immediately disputed the question, telling Duncan that he “volunteered to fight” for his country, “and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it.” When Duncan tried to interrupt the secretary, citing time constraints, Kerry cut him off.
“I’m going to finish, Congressman. I am going to finish,” said Kerry.
The full transcript can be found at the video location under “about.”