Here are the top take-away quotes from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top critics from multiple hours of testimony before Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees Wednesday:
"Nobody wants to sit where I am and think now about what 'coulda, shoulda, woulda' happened in order to avoid this." – Clinton said during some of her initial remarks.
"I would say that I personally was not focused on talking points, I was focused on keeping our people safe," Clinton to Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate panel.
"With all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again." – Clinton shouting over Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.
Watch: Clinton scolds Sen. Johnson:
"I reiterate my taking responsibility. With specific security requests, they didn't come to me; I had no knowledge of them." – Clinton to Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
"It's wonderful to see you in good health and as combative as ever." – Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, to Clinton.
"There are many questions that are unanswered and the answers you've given this morning, frankly, are unsatisfactory to me." – McCain to Clinton.
"One of the things that disappointed me most about the original 9/11 was that no one was fired." – Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, to Clinton.
"Had I been president at the time, and I had found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not read the cable from [Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens], I would have relieved you from your post." – Paul to Clinton.
Watch: Sen. Paul lectures Clinton:
"I have to confess here in public going on the Sunday shows is not my favorite thing to do. There are other things I prefer to do on Sunday mornings and I haven't been on a Sunday show in way over a year. So it just isn't something I normally jump to do. I did feel strongly that we had to manage, that I had to respond to, and I thought that should be my priority." – Clinton responding to South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Walsh.
"1.43 million cables a year come to the State Department. They are all addressed to me." – Clinton to Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul.
"Madame Secretary, you let the consulate become a death-trap and that’s national security malpractice.” –South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan to Clinton.