Hillary Slams 'Grotesque' Trump Pardons, Benghazi Hero Quickly Steps In with a Humiliating Reminder


There have been recent media reports that President Donald Trump would use his executive power of clemency to issue pardons on behalf of several military members who were facing prosecution or have already been convicted of various “war crimes” alleged to have been committed during service overseas.

Of course, a host of the president’s critics lashed out at the news, accusing him of undermining justice, allowing malevolent criminals to walk free or even of committing war crimes of his own.

One of those who was unsurprisingly critical of the potential pardons was Trump’s failed opponent in the 2016 election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton’s attempt to cut the president down to size on social media only served to leave herself wide open to harsh criticisms of her own questionable and disgraceful actions in the past.

Linking to a New York Times article about the possible military pardons, Clinton tweeted, “This is grotesque.”

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No. What was really “grotesque” was how then-Secretary Clinton had handled the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four American citizens — Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

Whether it be her refusal to grant additional security following repeated requests prior to the attack or the fact that no real reinforcements or rescue effort was launched during the hours-long attack on a diplomatic facility the field of justifiable critiques was ripe for harvest.

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With all of that in mind, one of the heroes from the Benghazi terrorist attack — former military combat veteran turned private security contractor Mark Geist — tweeted his own criticism of Clinton’s “grotesque” tweet.

“And to think, had you done your job I wouldn’t have had to testify in Federal court today in the trial of Mustafa Al-imam,” he wrote. “But I’m guessing you have zero clue as to who he is. Let me remind you. He is accused of being involved in the deaths of 4 Americans #Benghazi #13hours”

In a separate post from Geist, he revealed how his testimony against the accused terrorist had been “long awaited.”

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That tweet linked to a post from country music legend Charlie Daniels about the trial, in which Daniels had asserted, “No, Benghazi ain’t over by a long shot.”

To be sure, Geist was not the only one to call out Clinton over her “grotesque” tweet, as countless others reminded her of Benghazi as well as some of the more dubious presidential pardons issued by her husband — former President Bill Clinton.

People also reminded her that she lost in 2016 and was really just mad that it wasn’t her wielding the executive power to issue pardons as she saw fit.

Thanks to our nation’s freedom of speech as enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the former secretary of state enjoys her right to utter whatever sort of nonsensical criticisms of the president who defeated her as she’d like.

That said, given her own history of “grotesque” behavior and abysmal failings, it would probably be wise of her to just be quiet and sit this one out.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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