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Cotton Statement on Secretary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Leadership

June 2, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Secretary Clinton's foreign policy leadership:

"Putting Secretary Clinton in control of American foreign policy wouldn't be rolling the dice, it would be dealing us a losing hand. After all, it was during her tenure as President Obama's chief foreign policy advisor that we saw four Americans, including our own Ambassador, brutally murdered in Benghazi, Libya while she ignored their pleas for help at 2 A.M. Even worse, we saw her outright lie to the victims' families about what really happened that night. We saw her champion a troop withdrawal in Iraq that paved the way for the Islamic State to become the terrorist group it is today. We saw her begin negotiating with the radical, terror-sponsoring ayatollahs in Iran, ultimately leading to the dangerous deal we struck with them last year. And we saw a blatant disregard for our security classification system that left highly classified information about our national security exposed for countries like China to steal. The most dangerous and incoherent possibility for our future is four more years of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy."