- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 27, 2016

A man claiming to be a Marine Corps veteran was escorted out of an event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in South Carolina on Friday after he asked her husband, former President Bill Clinton about his wife’s role in the Benghazi terror attacks. 

During a question and answer period the young man started his question asking about Mrs. Clinton’s Veterans Affairs policies before launching in to a rant about the Benghazi attacks. 

“The thing is we had four lives that were killed in Benghazi and your wife tried to cover it up,” the man told Mr. Clinton as the crowd began to boo. His comments were seen in a YouTube video reported by Fox News. 

Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state during the Sept. 11, 2012 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four people, including Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed during the attacks, which Mrs. Clinton claimed were the result of a viral anti-Muslim YoutTube video, and not the work of terrorists. 

As the alleged Marine continued to shout over the crowd, the former president repeatedly asked to be allowed to respond, but was unable to get a word in. 

“I’m not your Commander in Chief anymore, but if I was I’d tell you to be more polite,” Mr. Clinton said during a brief pause in the shouting. 

As security guards began to escort the shouting man from the room Mr. Clinton again attempted to address him saying “Don’t throw him out. If you shut up and listen, then I’ll answer it.” 

The man continued to shout, to which Mr. Clinton said, “That’s what’s wrong. His mind has been poisoned by lies and he wont listen.” 

At that, the woman shooting the video began to shout at the ex-president. 

“Hillary lied over four coffins!” she said. Someone sitting hear her can be heard saying “Bulls***.”

The crowd began to boo and shout over the woman again as Mr. Clinton tried to calm the situation to no avail. The woman was also eventually removed by security as members of the audience continued to boo. 


• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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