Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hillary Clinton hits back at Republican criticism over Benghazi attack

Clinton says inquiries into Libyan gun battle that killed US ambassador are spurring her to run for White House

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian

Hillary Clinton has hit back at Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi by suggesting it has emboldened her to run for president.

The former US secretary of state said she will not make a final decision about whether to stand for the 2016 nomination for at least another seven months, but in an interview to mark the start of a book tour which is being seen as a soft launch of her 2016 campaign, Clinton said the various congressional inquiries instigated by Republicans into the attack in the Libyan city were spurring her to run for the White House.

Speaking to ABC News, Clinton abandoned her previously defensive stance on the Benghazi attack in which US ambassador Chris Stevens was killed. She used a baseball metaphor to belittle the inquiries as "minor league ball".

She added: "It's more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors. I view this as really apart from even a diversion from the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world."

(More here.)


Blogger Tom Koch said...

Never mind that an administration used a terrorist attack that involved the death of 4 Americans to help sway an election.

7:58 PM  

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