Hillary Clinton Gets Choked Up at Benghazi Hearing

Secretary of state becomes emotional when discussing victims of the Sept. 11 raid.
1:23 | 01/23/13

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For me this is not just a matter of policy it's personal. I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag draped caskets. Off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers. The sisters and Brothers the sons and daughters. And the wives left alone to raise their children. It has been one of the great honors of my life to lead the men and women of the State Department and USA ID. Nearly 70000. Serving here in Washington. More than 270 posts around the world. They get up and go to work every day often in difficult and dangerous circumstances because they believe as we believe. The United States is the most extraordinary force for peace and progress the world has ever known. And when we suffer tragedies overseas as we have. The number of Americans applying to the foreign service. Actually increases. That tells us everything we need to know about what kind of patriots I'm talking about. They do ask what they can do for their country and America is stronger for it.

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