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Rand Paul Slams Clinton On Benghazi

“One of the things that disappointed me most about the original 9/11 was that no one was fired,” Paul said.

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul bluntly told Secretary of State Hilary Clinton Wednesday that he would have fired her over her handling of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

In a lengthy attack on a potential 2016 presidential election foe, Paul repeatedly hammered Clinton and the Obama administration.

“One of the things that disappointed me most about the original 9/11 was that no one was fired,” Paul said, calling the 2012 attack the worst act of terrorism since 2001.

Later, Paul pressed Clinton over a conspiracy theory popular amongst conservatives that the late Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was involved in a CIA effort to ship guns to Turkey.

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John Stanton is the Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.
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