Allahpundit @ Hot Air:
Via NRO, it’s not in the clip but he went on to say that he received the equivalent of a demotion after he started questioning his superiors about Susan Rice’s nonsense. Here’s his diplomatic record per Foreign Policy:
With a 22-year career at the State Department, Hicks has distinguished record of service in six overseas assignments in Bahrain, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and The Gambia. In the course of his service, he’s received six Meritorious Service Increases, three individual Meritorious Honor Awards, and four individual Superior Honor Awards. At the time of the attack in Benghazi, Hicks was the number two U.S. official in Libya.
More than 20 years stationed all over the Middle East, replete with awards and, allegedly, phone calls from both the president and the secretary of state after the Benghazi attack to commend him for his actions — and suddenly, after he started asking questions about Susan Rice, his “management style” was unacceptable. How does a guy with management deficiencies rise to number two in Libya, one of the most perilous diplomatic posts in the world? Should we start asking State instead to explain why they’re promoting alleged incompetents?
Here’s the significance of Hicks’s testimony from a media standpoint: