CHAFFETZ: "When you're in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices, you have to prioritize."
SOLEDAD O'BRIEN: "Okay, so you're prioritizing. So when there are complaints that, in fact, there was not enough security, you've just said absolutely that you cut --- you were the one to vote against, to increase security for the state department, which would lead directly to Benghazi. That seems like you're saying, you have a hand in the responsibility to this. The funding of the security, you're happy to cut it?"
CHAFFETZ: "Because there are literally close to two hundred embassies...you have thousands of people that are involved in this, you have to prioritize things. Libya, before 9/11, two bombings on our consolate out there. Of course that's got to be a higher priority than making sure we're protecting some other emphasis."
SOLEDAD O'BRIEN: "We just heard from the clip, from one of the guys who was going to testify before you today that there was definitely this pressure, in his mind, to not staff the embassy fully security-wise. Wouldn't that pressure be coming from you, directly, essentially, people -- and others -- who voted against the funding for security? Keep it low, because there's no funding for security?"