Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent testimony on her responsibility for the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi proved the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate misled the US citizens about the tragedy, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Clinton was called on Thursday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to testify on her knowledge of al-Qaeda-backed terrorists being involved in the attack.
During the testimony, Clinton accepted responsibility for the 2012 attack.
"I think anyone who listened to those Benghazi hearings realizes that she knew this was a terrorist attack in Benghazi and she nevertheless lied to the American people about it," Fiorina told the US AM-970 radio station in an interview.
Republican lawmakers claim Washington did not send military back-up to the besieged diplomats to avoid publicly admitting the attack was staged with the help of al-Qaeda. The Obama administration said it decimated the terrorist network by killing Osama bin Laden in 2011.