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Benghazi Committee Member: My Wife Gave Me An "F" On My Second Set Of Questions To Clinton

Mike Pompeo — and his family — reviewed the game tape.

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Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo, a member of the House Select Committee On Benghazi, said that his son and wife gave him lower grades than he expected on his performance at the Benghazi committee hearings last month.

During a speech at the Wichita Pachyderm Club last week, Pompeo told the gathered audience that he thought he'd done well at the Benghazi hearing — unlike the "C" and "F" his family gave him, on his line of questioning to Clinton.

"I was reminded, I had three opportunities for ten minutes each, my first one I asked her about accountability, where I know wasn't received so much as a — I gave myself an 'A' for that line of questioning. My son gave me a 'C.'"

Pompeo conceded that his second set of questions to Clinton weren't as good.

"My second set of questions I frankly didn't do as well. It was more difficult to control her extended answers — I, it was trickier and I let my emotion get ahold of me a little bit more, you can go back and watch it, it only takes ten minutes, I wasn't as good."

"I gave myself a 'C.' My wife gave me an 'F,'" Pomepo said.

"So it's a tough curve at the Pompeo house," he joked.

Pompeo noted that looking back, he approves of his performance.

"And I mention that Carol because emotion does matter. I actually looked back at my second 10 minutes and I actually like it now. I look back on it, because you can see the enormous frustration on my face, with the place that America finds itself today and I don't want to wait 14 more months. I don't want to wait 14 more hours so we will use and we'll do everything we can. "

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Megan Apper is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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