WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will "not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans."
The former secretary of state devotes a chapter in her forthcoming book, Hard Choices, to the Benghazi attack, responding to Republicans who have accused the Obama administration of stonewalling congressional investigators and misleading the public about the nature of the attack in the weeks before the presidential election. Four Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
"Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country," Clinton writes in the chapter, which was obtained by Politico.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said that "until the book is released, there's nothing to say. And once it's released, it will speak for itself."
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