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Republicans hit Clinton over Benghazi testimony [VIDEO]

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

Republicans are hoping that a renewed focus on the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks could dim Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects in 2016.

America Rising, the opposition research group founded by former Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney staffers, went up with a new web ad Thursday juxtaposing Clinton’s testimony before the Senate and House on Benghazi last year with the testimony given by whistleblowers who testified before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s testimony suggested that the administration botched the handling of the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi last year, both in terms of providing additional security forces before and during the attack, and explaining what happened afterward.

The ad shows some of the more damaging testimony from Clinton, including her saying that, as head of the State Department at the time, she takes responsibility for what happened on September 11, 2012.

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