Democratic strategist James Carville doesn’t take kindly to critics who suggest Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is faking health problems to avoid testifying about the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
“I have no idea what that’s drives them to this kind of inhumane, idiotic behavior,” Carville said during the Friday broadcast of “The Situation Room” on CNN. “People in Clinton-land were very, very concerned about the secretary of state when she fell and hit her head, and particularly when they had the blood clot.”
“This is really an inhumane kind of discussion that these people were having,” Carville added. “I have no idea what would lead them to do something like that. It’s beyond me. As if she wouldn’t testify on Benghazi. She said she took responsibility for it and ordered an investigation into it and God know what is else. It doesn’t make sense. Just a cheap sound bite, if you ask me.”
Host Wolf Blitzer said he personally doubted that Clinton would deliberately avoid testifying, prompting Carville to speculate about her critics’ motives. (RELATED: Clinton calls in sick again on Benghazi)
“I can’t imagine what it is that these people want — other than the fact that they have some intense hatred for the secretary of state that can’t be explained, and they should just go out and say it. … Hillary-hating is old and deep, and I guess it was still alive. I was hoping after [her] tremendous service to the country that it would have dissipated somewhat, but apparently not.”