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January 24th, 2013
08:00 AM ET

Heated exchanges between Clinton, Republicans in Benghazi hearing – Jill Doherty reports


Washington (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday took on Republican congressional critics of her department's handling of the deadly September terrorist attack in Libya.

Conservative GOP members challenged Clinton on the lack of security at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi as well as the erroneous account that the attack grew spontaneously from a protest over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.

At two hearings, which together totaled more than five hours, Clinton acknowledged a "systemic breakdown" cited by an independent review of issues leading up to the armed assault and said her department was taking additional steps to increase security at U.S. diplomatic facilities.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Jill Doherty looks at the big moments from the hearing.

READ MORE: Five things we learned from the Benghazi hearings

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  1. Connie Melton

    So proud of you Madame Secretary. You did not let them intimidate you and you held your ground. The Republicans have been after you for so many years and their obvious hatred of you has not deterred you. Hope you run in 2016 – you will have y vote,

    January 24, 2013 at 11:27 am | Reply

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