Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on conservative Hugh Hewitt’s radio program Thursday, criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her handling of the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Cheney chastised Clinton for what he perceived as an evasion of responsibility over the tragedy that claimed the lives of four people, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
“She clearly wasn’t hands on, and now she doesn’t want to be hands on. And she’s doing everything she can to avoid responsibility for what clearly fell into her bailiwick,” Cheney said. “And what I always recall is her testimony saying, ‘What difference does it make?’ And the fact of the matter is it makes a huge difference.”
Cheney’s criticism of Clinton comes at a time when the former U.S. senator and first lady stands as a possible 2016 presidential candidate. In an effort to persuade the 65-year-old Clinton to run, longtime Democratic supporter and billionaire George Soros recently pledged $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, a political action committee not officially affiliated with Clinton.