- The Washington Times - Monday, June 9, 2014

Far from pushing her away from the campaign trail in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton said, in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC, that the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi is “even more of a reason to run” for president, though she came just short of declaring her candidacy.

When questioned in the interview about the attack’s potential impact on a potential run for president, Mrs. Clinton responded, “Actually, it’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors.”

During the interview, Mrs. Clinton also takes responsibility for the attack that killed four Americans, but adding that she was not “making security decisions.”

“I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” she said in the interview. “That’s why we hire people who have that expertise.”

As far as a potential 2016 run, Mrs. Clinton said she will wait until the end of this year before weighing her options and making a decision. 

Mrs. Clinton’s new memoir, “Hard Choices,” hits stands Tuesday. 

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• Jennifer Pompi can be reached at jpompi@washingtontimes.com.

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