During Senate testimony this today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implied that lack of funding for the State Department was a contributor to the deadliness of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Sept. 2012.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) provided her an opportunity to do this by asking her whether it was resonable to expect anything but trouble if Congress did not fund the State Department's security needs.
Clinton ran with Durbin's premise and pointed out "deficiencies" and "inadequacies" within the department. She said she has spent the last four years "doing what [she] could" to encourage State Dept. officials "to do as much as they could with what they had."