Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued Friday that the Hillary Clinton’s failure to send extra security to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya ahead of last September’s attacks make her unsuited to hold higher office.
“The new evidence we have today — and that continues to mount — suggests that at the very least, Mrs. Clinton should never hold high office again,” Paul wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Times.
Paul likened the Benghazi incident to the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia (aka Black Hawk Down), in which American soldiers were killed after then-Secretary of Defense Les Aspin denied requests for increased security. Aspin announced his resignation months later.
Aspin resigned over Black Hawk Down. The same precedent should have applied apply to Mrs. Clinton. To date, no one has ultimately taken responsibility for Benghazi.
My office is currently seeking out the witnesses and survivors of Benghazi to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. To date, the Obama administration has refused to let them testify.