2:50 pm Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) takes over, asks Hicks about timelines. She gets the flight time wrong in her first question. Asks Hicks if he knows why the rescue team was told not to go to Benghazi. Answer: He does not. Kelly reads a DOD press release stating that there was nothing the team could have done in Benghazi, yields the rest of her time to Rep. Connolly.Time's not Kelly's forte,
After Robin Kelly lost a 2010 bid for state treasurer, the office's chief investigator alleged she violated ethics laws by improperly reporting time off from her taxpayer-funded job as chief of staff to then-Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the Tribune has learned.
Kelly, now a top contender in Tuesday's special Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District race to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr., was at the center of an investigation by the treasurer's executive inspector general into whether timekeeping violations took place as she campaigned for treasurer, records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show.