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Reince Priebus: Hillary is ‘disqualified’ from running for president because of Benghazi

By David Edwards
Sunday, June 1, 2014 11:21 EDT
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Reince Priebus speaks to Fox News
 
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday argued that Hillary was not even qualified to run for president because Americans had died during a terrorist attack in Benghazi while she was secretary of state.

In leaked chapter of her upcoming book, Hard Choices, Clinton said that Republicans who “exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country.”

“I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans,” she wrote. “It’s just plain wrong, and it’s unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.”

Speaking to Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday, Priebus accused Clinton of “playing politics with this from the very beginning.”

“She, the secretary of state, should have known that this was al Qaeda the entire time,” he insisted. “She played a part in the White House’s cover-up of what this is all about in Benghazi… Hillary Clinton is politics 24/7, and this is no different.”

The RNC chair asserted that if Clinton was too exhausted to “report for duty” for interviews on Fox News and other Sunday television shows, then he didn’t “know how she can be president of the United States.”

“The fact is, Hillary Clinton has to answer these questions,” Priebus declared. “And if she’s even thinking about running for president, I think she has been disqualified because of her actions here.”

Watch the video below from Fox News Sunday, broadcast June 1, 2014.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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