GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (R) went on ABC’s “This Week” and said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “deliberately stonewalled” on Benghazi by purposely preventing the public release of details on the attack.
“What I think is that she has deliberately stonewalled,” Cruz told George Stephanopoulos.
“The American people deserve the truth; our men and women in harm’s way deserve the truth,” Cruz said.
Does Cruz believe Clinton should be disqualified from running for president as a result? He didn’t say that, but said that the “Obama-Clinton” foreign policy should be a good reason for people to not vote for Clinton.
“Her policies, domestically and internationally, haven’t worked,” he said. “Domestically the Obama economic agenda is a disaster; we’ve got the lowest labor force participation since 1978; millions of hardworking Americans, their lives have gotten harder.”
He also argued that the foreign policy “is a disaster” and “every region of the world has gotten worse” as a result.
Looking ahead, Cruz is looking forward to this year’s midterm elections — and says the GOP will play that hot streak all the way to 2016.
“I think 2014 is going to be a fantastic year for Republicans,” Cruz said. “I think we’re likely to retake the Senate.”
“I think 2016 is going to be a very strong year for Republicans.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus also went on the offensive Sunday, saying a chapter on Benghazi in Clinton’s new book is an attempt to cover herself up politically, adding that “Hillary Clinton is politics 24-7.”
Priebus also cautioned people against becoming “confused by her pursuit of money with her pursuit of running for president.”
While Cruz wouldn’t say Benghazi should disqualify Clinton from running for president, Priebus did during an interview on Fox News Sunday.
“If she’s even thinking about running for president, I think she has been disqualified because of her actions here,” Priebus said.