The Benghazi incident appears to be a black eye to the Obama administration that simply will not heal. And Fox News correspondents Geraldo Rivera and Jesse Watters were duking it out over the Benghazi incident on Monday’s episode of The Five.
The whole scene began with Rivera reiterating Hillary Clinton’s earlier comments that the Benghazi incident resulted in what is now the eighth investigation in what is “absolutely partisan” and “designed from the get-go.” ”Wouldn’t the American voter like to think that a congressional inquiry is a bi-partisan search for truth? That is absolutely…who believes that now that it’s an objective search for truth?” Rivera asked.
Watters, who earlier said “not true” when Rivera was questioning fellow co-host Eric Bolling’s opinion about the objectivity of the Benghazi committee, was waiting patiently for his turn.
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When given the opportunity to speak, Watters’ comments inflamed Rivera. Rivera was outraged that Watters accused Hillary Clinton of leaving “her ambassador behind” in Libya. He then interrupted Watters in a heated discussion that drowned out the other three members’ opinions. Rivera said, “That’s such a lie! Such a lie! Where do you get [inaudible]?”
The jousting went back and forth until Rivera stood his ground firmly with these comments: “The one lie I cannot abide is the pathetic statement that Secretary Clinton left Ambassador Stevens and the other three heroes behind to die. That is a slander on the United States government and on the United States military! That is absolutely –”
According to Watters, the facts were clear, and he stated: “Why couldn’t they save their guys Geraldo? They didn’t save their own guys. They didn’t have the proper military posture in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9/11. That’s not good, Geraldo. If you think that’s good, that’s pathetic. And she [Clinton] denied security requests from Stevens. Stevens asked for security and she denied it. She signed her name on it.”
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Later, Watters said that Ambassador Stevens was asking “all summer” for additional security.
Essentially, during the entire time Watters was making his statements, Geraldo was interrupting with his own comments, attempting to refute Watters’ opinion. The whole heated exchange lasted several minutes.
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