Eleanor Clift: "Ambassador Stevens Wasn't 'Murdered' - He Died of Smoke Inhalation"

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | May 12, 2014 | 10:25 AM EDT

"Every media organization has investigated [Benghazi] to death, this animates the right-wing of the Republican party, and I'd like to point out that Ambassador Stevens wasn't 'murdered' - he died of smoke inhalation in the 'safe room' in that CIA installation," Eleanor Clift columnist for The Daily Beast said, making air quotes while saying "murdered" on this weekend's "The McLaughlin Group."

"Oh I don't think that's a fact, Eleanor," interrupted Susan Ferrechio from the Washington Examiner. "I've heard a drastically different story from people who are also in the know about that, so I don't think it was..."

"It was a terrorist attack," Pat Buchanan chimed in. "He was murdered in a terrorist attack."

"It was an opportunist terrorist attack," Clift conceded. "That grew out of that video... there were demonstrations across the world because of that [video.]"

"If you're going to put people on trial, you should put David Petraeus on trial, not Hillary Clinton," she concluded.