GOP Congressman To Hillary Clinton: 'I Just Wish You’d Won the Democratic Primary in 2008'

There was a funny moment during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony before Congress Wednesday concerning last year's attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

When newly-elected Republican Congressman from Arkansas Tom Cotton began his questioning of Clinton, he said, "Some of our peers on the other side have expressed their ambitions for your future. I’d like to say that I just wish you’d won the Democratic primary in 2008."

REPRESENTATIVE TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Good afternoon Madam Secretary. Thank you for coming. We’re all here very happy to have you here, very happy for your recovery. I know I bring greetings from many of our mutual friends in Arkansas. Some of our peers on the other side have expressed their ambitions for your future. I’d like to say that I just wish you’d won the Democratic primary in 2008.

HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE: I did pretty well in Arkansas.

COTTON: You did.

This was clearly a swipe at all the gushing and fawning Clinton received all day from Congressional Democrats as well as a humorous poke at President Obama.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.