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Cruz: Voters should ‘spank’ Clinton for Benghazi

The Hill logo The Hill 1/9/2016 Elliot Smilowitz

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday called on voters to punish Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, comparing her to a fibbing five-year-old.

“In my house, if my daughter Catherine, the five-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking,” Cruz said at a campaign event in Charles City, Iowa, according to the Washington Post.

"Well, in America, the voters have a way of administering a spanking," he quipped.

Cruz had been asked about Clinton’s role in the aftermath of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, by a supporter who said that “someone needs to pay.”

“The immediate response of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the entire administration was to engage in deception, obstruction and cover up,” Cruz responded.

“They began by falsely blaming it on some ridiculous internet video, but even before that was the question that everyone should ask is why was security not there in the first place when the ambassador said over and over again, keep us safe,” he added.


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