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January 23rd, 2013
10:57 AM ET

Rep. Kinzinger on Benghazi hearings: 'We need to ensure that accountability is held for what happened'

Hillary Clinton, in one of her final acts as Secretary of State, will testify about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. Clinton will go before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, after she was unable to testify on December 20th due to a concussion and blood clot in her brain. This morning Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) joins “Starting Point” weighs in on the questions he hopes to get answers on in the attack in Benghazi.

Kinzinger, a major in the Air National Guard says he is curious about the seven hours that passed between the “two basic separate attacks” that occurred in Benghazi. He adds that he hopes the contradiction in what was determined to be the cause of the attacks will be clarified.

“It will be a very respectful hearing today,” Rep. Kinzinger says. “I respect the Secretary’s service to her country but I think the American people and we deserve a lot of answers to what’s been going on.” Kinzinger says more specifically Secretary Clinton should be asked, “Who knew what when?” "Where was she the night of September 11th?” “Was she being briefed on what was going on?”

“We need to ensure that accountability is held for what happened but also that this doesn’t happen again in the future,” Kinzinger says.

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