EXCLUSIVE: Cheney Calls Benghazi A ‘Terrible Embarrassment’ For Hillary [VIDEO]

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

McLEAN, Va. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the 2012 attacks in Benghazi should have never happened, describing them as a “terrible embarrassment” for potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

In a discussion about Clinton and Benghazi during a sit-down interview with The Daily Caller this week, Cheney said, “Benghazi, I think, was a terrible embarrassment, tragedy. It should have never happened. And ultimately, as secretary of state, she bears responsibility.”

Asked if Benghazi should preclude Clinton from being president, Cheney cracked, “I’m not going to vote for her.”

Four Americans dead, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died after terrorists attacked them in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of 9/11.

Cheney is doing interviews to promote the Alliance for a Strong America, the group he and his daughter, Liz, are forming to “advocate for a restoration of American strength and power.”

See the previous segments of TheDC’s interview with Cheney below:

- Cheney On Iraq: ‘We Left It In Good Shape’ For The Obama Administration 

- Cheney Pours Cold Water On Rand Paul 2016: ‘Isolationism Doesn’t Work’

- Cheney On Mexico Jailing Marine: ‘It’s Fundamentally An Unfriendly Act’


Videography by Grae Stafford. Katie Frates contributed photography, and Jane Bartlett Pappas contributed to this report.

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