Clinton Responds To Benghazi Report: ‘It’s Time To Move On’

Hillary Clinton responded Tuesday to the closure of the House Benghazi Committee’s investigation by saying it was “time to move on.”

Speaking in Denver, Colorado, Clinton charged that the investigation had taken on a “partisan tinge.” While she didn’t pick apart the committee’s report, she said that it didn’t contradict the conclusions that had already been reached by other congressional investigations into the 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya.

She noted that the committee spent $7 million on the investigation.

“So I’ll leave it to others to characterize this report, but I think it’s pretty clear it’s time to move on,” Clinton said.

Clinton said she wanted the country to remain focused on “diplomacy and development.”

“We cannot withdraw or retreat from the world,” Clinton said. “America needs a presence for a lot of reasons and the best way to honor the commitment and sacrifice of those we lost is to redouble our efforts to provide the resources and support that our development experts deserve.”

House Republicans on the committee found that Obama administration was at fault for a lack of security and a slow response for the attacks.

She went on to say that nobody had spent more time thinking about the four people who were killed in the attack.

“We owe it to the those brave Americans that we learn the right lessons from this tragedy,” Clinton said.

This post has been updated.

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