The unofficial start of the race for the White House is still five months away. Yet Hillary Clinton remains the main object of Republicans' attacks.
Most of their attacks focus on the September 11, 2012, attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which left U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. It was the first time a U.S. ambassador had been killed on duty in more than 30 years. At the time, Clinton was America's top diplomat.
Next week Clinton's memoir, "Hard Choices," is to be released and that's more than enough reason for intensifying Republican fire.
The pro-GOP opposition research shop America Rising is going online with an e-book titled "Failed Choices," which will be available on Amazon just as "Hard Choices" hits the bookshelves. It describes Clinton's memoir as political spin about her tenure as secretary of state and it is a critique of her record at the State Department.
But that's not all. Prominent republicans are firing at Hillary form all sides. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," said Clinton "has been playing politics with this issue from the very beginning" and that her book preview is part of an "organized political defense."
He said that the book is Clinton's way of making money and nothing else.
Sen. Ted Cruz accused Clinton of being "all politics all the time" and called the Benghazi chapter "pure political spin."
It makes complete sense that the GOP would be working to define Hillary Clinton and making sure that she remains connected to the Benghazi tragedies. She has a book coming out and a coast to coast book tour that many people see as an introduction to her campaign. That's why Republicans will systematically break each chapter down and aggressively fact-check each statement.
But America Rising is not alone. The Stop Hillary PAC will also devote attention to Clinton's book.
They plan to go after Clinton's book in a number of formats, including direct mail to supporters.
Clinton, writing in "Hard Choices", appeared to suggest that she won't take part in the investigation or any of the committee's hearings. "I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans," Clinton writes. "It's just plain wrong, and it's unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me," wrote Clinton.
It is hard to believe that Republicans will let her sidestep the issue. After all, that's the strongest case they have against Hillary and she will have to answers those questions again and again.
The only question is: can the Benghazi case still hurt Clinton?
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