Hillary Clinton Talks Over Benghazi Heckler Who Yelled ‘You Let Them Die’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew applause as she talked over a heckler during a speech Wednesday night in Buffalo, N.Y.

According to Buffalo TV station WVIB, a man in the audience stood up during Clinton’s sold-out speech at the University of Buffalo and yelled “Benghazi, Benghazi, you let them die.”

Clinton, who led the State Department at the time of the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had assumed responsibility for deaths of an ambassador and three other American citizens.

But the former secretary of state took the situation in stride and spoke over the shouting man as he was escorted out. 

“We have to be willing to come together as citizens to focus on the kind of future we want, which doesn’t include yelling, it includes sitting down and talking with one another,” Clinton told the crowd to a standing ovation.

[h/t Politico]

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