The Washington Times - May 14, 2013, 08:12AM

Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday again blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her actions — or lack of action — surrounding last year’s deadly attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“They asked and pleaded for [more] security in advance, well in advance, and it was denied. Hillary Clinton should’ve been involved. It was her job as secretary of state to be involved with security in Libya,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on “Fox and Friends.”


“That’s exactly why I find her culpable and why I don’t think she was doing her job. She wasn’t reading the pleas for help” from American diplomats in Benghazi, he added.

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Mr. Paul has become one of the harshest critics of Mrs. Clinton, a Democrat, over the Benghazi affair. The two are rumored to be strongly considering runs for their parties’ nominations for president in 2016.

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Some Democrats have accused Republicans, including Mr. Paul, of hammering Mrs. Clinton over Benghazi to damage her political brand and make her a less viable candidate for the White House.

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