Paul discusses Benghazi Investigation


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Tuesday, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as US Ambassador to Libya.

If confirmed by the full senate, Deborah Jones will fill the post that has been vacant for nearly eight months; since the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Insurgents attacked the US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi, Libya September 11, 2012, killing Stevens and three other Americans.

The GOP has accused the administration of trying to cover up details of the assault.

Local 6's Todd Faulkner spoke with US Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky about the recent hearings.

He says, ultimately, Hilary Clinton still needs to be held responsible,especially considering the requests for additional security to her office when she was secretary of state.

"Now when this was investigated they said, 'Oh, none of this rose up to the level of Hilary Clinton'.  My point is, it's a dereliction of duty that it didn't rise up that far. It is her job to oversee things like this and it's her job to decide that if Libya is one of the five most dangerous places in the world that when the ambassador sends her a cable she should read it," Paul said.

He went on to say "It was inexcusable, you know, what she did, not providing security for the ambassador."