Congresswoman Niki Tsongas joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio Tuesday. Highlights included:

On the upcoming Benghazi hearings in Congress:

"As a member of the Armed Services Committee and as the ranking member of the oversight subcommittee, we had six hearings. They were primarily top secret and not thing that could be easily disclosed. Many things were learned. The long term outcome of those hearings was the tyranny of time and distance prevented our military from responding quickly to avert the tragic loss of life. That being said, we do know how political this is. Kevin McCarthy obviously underscored that. This was about trying to bring Hillary Clinton down. But she is a champion—its very hard to bring her down. She’ll be well prepared."

On allowing women to serve in combat roles in the military:

"We were never even given an opportunity to even consider this legislation on the floor of the House. I do think if my colleagues across the aisle are against some of these reforms, it still can't hurt at all to bring the legislation to the floor and have a vote on it. If it doesn’t have majority support, it won’t pass. We were not even given that opportunity. That is true of other issues of well where there is broad support across the country."

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