According to GOP 2016 presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi hearing testimony proves that the Democratic front-runner “lied” about the fallout from the Benghazi attack. Further, the Republican even claimed Hillary’s only strength as a 2016 candidate was being a woman.
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Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi scandal has long been a political hot potato. Several years ago, when Clinton was grilled for details about the Benghazi attack, she became infamous for saying, “What difference does it make!” Clinton also blamed an anti-Muslim YouTube video for Benghazi, which apparently was not true. The heat over the subject grew so hot that some claimed Clinton should be prosecuted and Obama impeached.
Pat Smith, mother of slain Sean Smith, even claimed that Clinton was directly responsible for her son’s death in Benghazi.
“They’re just covering up for Hillary. Hillary killed my son … As far as I can tell from all my sources, she was responsible — directly.”
On the other side of the aisle, Democrats have circled the wagons around Clinton. Even Bernie Sanders defended Clinton for her usage of a private email server to handle critical government communications.
“I think the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” Sanders said during the 2016 Democratic debate, which was held earlier in the month.
“I think anyone who listened to those Benghazi hearings realizes that she knew this was a terrorist attack in Benghazi and she nevertheless lied to the American people about it,” Fiorina claimed. “If I am our nominee, I will force her to have to run on her track record, or lack thereof. She’ll have to run on her policy. She’ll have to run on her mistakes, for which I am prepared to hold her to account. And if we can force her to play on that ground, then we can win.”
The former HP CEO also claimed that Clinton is sorely lacking any substance when it comes to her platform, saying Clinton’s only strength is her gender.
“I think it’s worth remembering, though, that Hillary Clinton is running on a platform of being the first woman president. That is her platform,” she said, according to the Hill.
No, those words did not slip out of the mouth of Donald Trump, although he is probably taking notes. Trump has already given his opinion on Clinton’s Benghazi testimony, and he claims the Democrat sounded “terrible.”
“I watched maybe five or six minutes, maybe 10 minutes, her opening remarks, and the way she was reading them, it sounded terrible,” Trump said.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015
Unfortunately, Carly Fiorina’s poll numbers so far are just about as terrible. She is currently way behind front-runners like Ben Carson and Trump, but she believes it is just a matter of gaining attention in the minds of Americans.
“So, I’m very, very pleased with our progress and our momentum, but nevertheless, I still need to introduce myself to about 40 percent of those who are watching who don’t know me and don’t know I’m running for president,” she said.
Fiorina was largely praised for her performance during the first two Republican debates, and a third debate is coming up this week.
What do you think about Carly Fiorina’s comments about Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony?
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