Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s voice broke as she recalled comforting the families of those killed in the Benghazi attacks in her long-awaited testimony before a Senate panel about the September terror assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

“I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children,” Clinton said, her voice cracking, in her opening statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

Clinton’s appearance came after her scheduled testimony in December was postponed due to a health scare when she fell and hit her head, sustaining a concussion.

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