It is “open season on America” for terrorist organizations when top leaders lie about the threats, GOP candidate Carly Fiorina said in a barely-concealed Tuesday rebuke of Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
That rebuke reminded voters of Clinton’s infamous evasion, “What difference does it make?” when GOP legislators were trying to discover her actions prior to and during the 2012 jihad attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi.
Fiorina used a Twitter account to hit at Clinton from a town hall in New Hampshire, where she responded to Clinton’s “What difference does it make?” hands-up claim of helplessness.
Mrs. Clinton, this is what difference it makes. https://t.co/raOF4ZxSlj
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 26, 2016
Clinton made her remark during her initial testimony following the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed.
“This is what difference it makes,” Fiorina began. She went on to say:
When our embassy is purposefully attacked by terrorists and four Americans including our ambassador are killed and the next day you stand up and lie about it to the American people instead of saying, ‘The United States of America has been attacked by terrorists and we will seek retribution,’ Mrs. Clinton, you say to every adversary and every terrorist organization in the world, ‘[it’s] open season on America.’ That is what difference it makes Mrs. Clinton – that is what difference it makes.
Fiorina is currently campaigning in Iowa ahead of the GOP debate hosted by Fox News on Thursday.
She’s added six campaign events in Iowa to her schedule following the debate up through Sunday, the day before the Iowa caucus.