Hillary Clinton faced questions about her support of military involvement in the Libyan civil war in 2011 during his congressional testimony Thursday.

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., pressed Clinton on an Aug. 21, 2011, email from Jake Sullivan, her former director of policy planning, in which Sullivan outlined a list of reasons why and how Clinton could take credit for what was then considered a successful intervention in Libya to depose Muammar Gadhafi.

Clinton is widely seen to have driven the administration's participation in the NATO coalition that peppered Libya with airstrikes in 2011.

"You had another big obstacle, didn't you? And that was the White House itself," Roskam said of the U.S. intervention in Libya, for which Clinton advocated. "They were opposed to military action."

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