Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Hillary Clinton is unfit to be president because of her role in the Benghazi scandal when she was Secretary of State on Fox News Sunday.
In an interview with Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, Palin was asked by a Twitter user named “Michael” what she thought of “Hillary Clinton, and Hillary’s role in Benghazi.” Bream then asked Palin if she believed if it would have an impact in 2016 should Clinton pursue the presidency.
Palin said “if it doesn’t have an impact on the 2016 presidential election if she is a candidate,” then she would have “disappointment” in the country’s electorate.
Palin said that Clinton should “never be considered as Commander-in-Chief ” because she helped “throw away 200 years of military ethos” and left “our men behind to be murdered in Benghazi.” Clinton had initially claimed last year that the four Americans who were killed by terrorists died because of a YouTube parody video of Muhammad.
“That’s why I am so grateful for Congress to be pursuing what happened in Benghazi, getting to the truth of it” Palin said. “It still makes a difference what happened in Benghazi.”
Palin then said it was important to ask of a potential president whether they “support our military” and if they will “defend our Constitution and our republic.”
“Anyone who doesn’t understand that and dismisses it as being indifferent… they should not be our Commander-in-Chief,” Palin said.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has threatened to call Clinton back to testify on the scandal. Last week, Issa’s committee heard testimony from the heads of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board, which Clinton conveyed, that did not feel the need to interview Clinton while they were investigating what happened last year at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.