Having had his ass handed to him by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during Wednesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Benghazi consulate attack, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson decided to pull out a shovel and keep digging.

First, let's review Johnson's public humilation:

And now, Johnson's spin on said humiliation:

I'm not sure she had rehearsed for that type of question. I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. It was a good way of getting out of really having to respond to me.
Speaking of reacting emotionally, Ron ...

And apparently he missed that Clinton did respond to him; by schooling him in State Department protocol, by suggesting he read the briefings before asking stupid questions (okay, paraphrasing there) and by pointing out that what mattered was finding out what happened and making sure that it didn't happen again.

Come to think of it, you can appreciate why Johnson blocked out all that responding. Jackass.

Originally posted to Barbara Morrill on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:13 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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