Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday night was heckled over Benghazi for the second time in six weeks, a sign that the issue may haunt her as she wades into the 2016 presidential campaign.
Clinton is widely viewed as the presumptive nominee, with few observers giving other Democrats much chance of beating her in the primaries and many believing she will march from there straight to the White House. But the repeated heckling suggests her botched handling of the Benghazi affair, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed, could prove a significant Achilles Heel unless she addresses the issue more forthrightly than she has so far.
Clinton is just beginning to make what are being viewed as political appearances after avoiding the stump since leaving her post as Secretary of State earlier this year.
During an appearance at the University of Buffalo Wednesday, a heckler arose shouting, “Benghazi, you let them die.” She responded to the outburst, saying “We have to be willing to come together as citizens to focus on the kind of future we want, which doesn’t include yelling.”
But Hillary was also heckled September 10 while receiving the National Constitution Center’s 25th annual Liberty Medal in Philadelphia. There, a small group of protestors chanted “Benghazi, Benghazi” as Clinton ignored them from the stage.
Below is video of Clinton’s Wednesday night heckling . . .
And the heckling she received last month.