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Rand Paul Rips Clinton on Libya Security in Iowa Speech

U.S. Senator Rand Paul criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to boost security in Benghazi, Libya, before the attack on a diplomatic compound there as he began what amounts to a 2016 presidential exploratory tour.

“It was inexcusable, it was a dereliction of duty, and it should preclude her from holding higher office,” the Kentucky Republican said yesterday, drawing a standing ovation from about 500 of his party’s faithful at a dinner in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.