Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Tuesday that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decisions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, “should preclude” her from holding higher office again.
“Her failure to provide our ambassador and his mission with adequate security should preclude Hillary Clinton from ever holding high office again,” Mr. Paul said Tuesday during a speech at The Citadel, according to ABC News. “There were still people alive and fighting for hours upon hours, and there were some people in Tripoli who could have gone. I don’t think that decision was made by a military person. I think it was made ultimately by a politician.”
The attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
“We should never have a commander in chief who is unwilling to send in troops for reinforcement or in …