Hillary Clinton had a discussion with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, covering many topics in the news, including the release of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Clinton, of course, has been repeatedly criticized by many conservatives over the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Libya back in 2012. They viewed Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, as being negligent and therefore responsible for the loss of American lives.
When Tapper asked, “Are you planning to see it at all?” Clinton responded, “I’m just too busy campaigning.” People who already didn’t like Clinton may have found a new reason to criticize her.
As inelegant as her response may have been, it’s hard to argue that Clinton should see it. Critical reception has been lukewarm at best, and most of the country isn’t going to see it either, as the film finished fourth at the box office. Perhaps Clinton could have avoided offering generalities about preventing another Benghazi-style attack from happening again.
“I am still very focused on making sure we do everything we can, as I did when I was Secretary of State, as I testified to for over 11 hours, to make sure nothing like that happens again, and as so far as we are able to prevent it,” Clinton said. “That’s my focus when it comes to the continuing obligation the United States government has whenever we send anyone into harm’s way.”
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