Hillary Clinton Says Benghazi is Her ‘Biggest Regret’
On Monday Hillary Clinton declared that the Benghazi attack that resulted in the death of four Americans is her biggest regret during her time as Secretary of State.
The Washington Post reported, “My biggest regret is what happened in Benghazi,” she said during a question-and-answer session after her keynote speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in a packed 4,000-seat room.
Four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed when militants attacked the lightly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a better-fortified CIA base nearby on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.
The attacks became a political flash point in the run-up to the 2012 election, with Republicans arguing that President Obama tried to play down their significance as he campaigned for a second term. Republicans are sure to make them an issue if Clinton runs in 2016.
Her remarks come nearly a year after she testified about the Benghazi attack in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where she infamously said, “what difference does it make?”
Clinton is currently writing a memoir about her time as Secretary of State that will be released this summer. Clinton continues to remain vague on whether or not she will be running for president in 2016.