On ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave network White House correspondent Jon Karl a wide-ranging interview about the news of the day. When the topic of the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack was raised, Karl asked Rubio if it could be a future problem for possible Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Partial transcript as follows:
KARL: How big a problem is this going to be for Hillary Clinton? How much of this is going to be used against her?
RUBIO: I’m sure she’s going to go out and brag about her time in the State Department. She’ll also have to be held accountable for its failings, whether it’s the failed reset with Russia or the failure in Benghazi that actually cost lives.
KARL: So, what grade you to give her as a secretary of state?
RUBIO: I don’t think she has a passing grade.
KARL: You think she has an “F”?
RUBIO: Yeah, because if you look at the diplomacy pursued during her time in the State Department, it has failed everywhere in the world. If she’s going to run on her record of secretary of state, she’s also going to have to answer for its massive failure.
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