2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued Tuesday that whoever the GOP nominates next year, they will need to “drive” home the terror attack in Benghazi “over and over and over.”
In addition, Fiorina, who previously served as the CEO of Hewlett Packard, told radio host Hugh Hewitt “it certainly looks” like a cover up is taking place since the emails between President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been redacted.
HUGH HEWITT: It has come to light this week that Mrs. Clinton and President Obama on the night of the Benghazi attack and murders were exchanging emails which have not been turned over to the Oversight Committee, and which have in fact been redacted. Is there a cover up underway that Mrs. Clinton is a part of?
CARLY FIORINA: Well, it certainly looks that way, doesn’t it?
FIORINA: I mean, it certainly appears that Mrs. Clinton and President Obama — Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama knew immediately that these were terrorist attacks, that they had been preplanned, that this was not a casual demonstration. And yet, both of them, including Mrs. Clinton, stood over coffins and told the American people for many weeks following that, that this was a demonstration, that we couldn’t have predicted this. And later, of course, Mrs. Clinton said to a congressional hearing, what possible difference could it make why or how these Americans were murdered. It’s stunning, and yet we also know. Hugh, I will remind you and all of your listeners we really thought in 2012 that Benghazi was going to be Obama’s great Achilles’ heel in the 2012 election. It turned out not to be the case. And it wasn’t the case, because unfortunately, our nominee, a good man, he would have made a fine president, but our nominee wouldn’t drive the point home, which is why no matter how bad Benghazi looks now, we’d better have a nominee next summer who will drive this point home over and over and over in the debates, because otherwise, I fear Mrs. Clinton will get away with Benghazi just as President Obama did.