GOP Congresswoman Asks Hillary Clinton If She Spent the Night Alone on Day of Benghazi Attacks


The congressional interrogation of Hillary Clinton by the House Special Committee on Benghazi had dragged on into its ninth hour—and counting—when Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) provided an inadvertent moment of levity, prompting a hearty chuckle from Clinton and the lingering crowd of reporters and politicos.

Roby wanted to know what Clinton was up to on September 11, 2012, the night that terrorists attacked the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “Who else was at your home—were you alone?” Roby asked. Yes, Clinton responded. “The whole night?” Roby followed up.

“Well, yes, the whole night,” Clinton said, a wide smile dawning on her face as she laughed.

“I don’t know why that’s funny,” said Roby. 

Everyone else in the hearing room clearly did.

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