- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Wednesday night she was “infuriated” during Sen. Rand Paul’s questioning of Sec. Hillary Clinton and even left the hearing room.

“When I heard him say those words, I walked out of the hearing room, and listened to him from behind the stage, because I was so infuriated at what that man said,” Ms Boxer said.

Mr Paul said it was “inexcusable” for the State Department to ignore the Benghazi cables.

“Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not read the cables from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post,” he said during Wednesday’s hearing.

“To suggest that she’s retiring from this post after traveling a million miles and being one of the greatest secretaries of state because of Benghazi is unbelievable,” Ms Boxer retorted on MSNBC. “To speak to Sec. Clinton that way, it says more about him than it does about her.”

Boxer insisted Clinton “took full responsibility” for what happened in Benghazi and that Republicans are just simply playing politics.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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