May 10, 2013
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wrote Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “should never hold high office again” in the wake of criticism over the administration’s handling of the lead up and aftermath of the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Paul made the comments in an op-ed Friday in The Washington Times.
Testimony from several whistle-blowers at at hearing before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday contradicted Clinton’s account of the events surrounding the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, as well as the version of events put forward by the administration. Republicans have seized on the testimony and are demanding further answers from the administration. Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that Clinton, who no longer holds the post of secretary of state, should be brought back before Congress to testify again in light of the new information, and subpoenaed if necessary.