Rand Paul criticizes Hillary Clinton during Reno visit

RENO — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, should preclude former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from ever being considered as president.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Kentucky Republican told a crowd of supporters in Reno on Saturday that Clinton got cables to protect the consulate in Benghazi but did “nothing.”

Both Paul and Clinton are considering bids for the White House in 2016.

The attacks killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Multiple independent, bipartisan and GOP-led inquiries have faulted the State Department for inadequate security in Benghazi, leading to four demotions.

But a House Intelligence Committee report in November found no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Paul made a similar campaign-style stop in Las Vegas on Friday.


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