Rand Paul: Hillary’s Benghazi ‘Failure’ Should Disqualify Her in 2016


rand-paulSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told cadets at The Citadel in South Carolina today that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from being president because she did not provide “adequate security” to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

“Her failure to provide our ambassador and his mission with adequate security should preclude Hillary Clinton from ever holding high office again,” Paul said Tuesday during a speech for The Citadel’s Greater Issues Series.

Without naming names, Paul said he believes the decision not to send reinforcement troops into Benghazi on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack was made by a “politician,” not a military commander, and suggested that politician should not be allowed to serve as commander-in-chief.

“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,” Paul said.

“We should never have a commander in chief who is unwilling to send in troops for reinforcement or in the six month period of time, did not send adequate security when it was asked for repeatedly,” Paul said. “To me, that should preclude you from ever holding high office.”

Read more at THE NOTE – ABC NEWS.

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  1. I have no idea if not providing adequate security is reason enough to disqualify her, but lying about it afterwards most certainly should!!!!!

  2. Wait, could it also be possible that if she runs for president in 2016 and he is the GOP candidate that she would beat him? I guess that might be another reason poor Mr. Schlep wants to disqualify a qualified (though I am not sure perfect) candidate.

  3. ‘he did not provide “adequate security” to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.’

    Then it also should disqualify every Republican in Congress who voted to cut the diplomatic security budget.

  4. “Then it also should disqualify every Republican in Congress who voted to cut the diplomatic security budget.”

    #6, that is pure regurgitation of allegations from Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO) via the big mouth of (what difference does it make!!!) Hilary Clinton.

    During testimony last year into the government’s response to the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in 2012, a heated exchange erupted between Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and one of the whistleblowers over whether House Republicans’ efforts to cut federal spending contributed to the attack on the consulate. Both Issa and the whistleblower CORRECTED Clay’s assertion that budget cuts were partially responsible for the deaths of Americans in Benghazi.

    Democrats will sling how many ever lies they can to see what will stick. Looks they stuck to #6 because #6 swallowed the whole story hook, line, and stinker!!

  5. BTW, it is NEVER the Obama Administration’s fault. They will blame Republicans, insurance companies, whatever. There is absolutely NO accountability at all with these Libs in power.

    And Hilary is no different than Obama: Both are Chicago-Alinsky-facultylounge thug politicians of the same ideology.