Rubio calls for further probe of Clinton and Benghazi

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a statement Wednesday that he wants the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to take a closer look at Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's actions before and after the attack.

The Senate intelligence committee released its report earlier Wednesday on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, but Rubio says he wants other committees to dig for more.

“In particular, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has yet to seriously examine these attacks that resulted in the death of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens," Rubio said. "The committee should reexamine former secretary of state Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security for our deployed personnel in Benghazi, as well as what actions she and others, including the President, took in the hours and days that followed the attack."

Clinton's name was mentioned only once in the intelligence committee's report -- by the panel's Republican members. As I write over on The Fix, the report is hard on the State Department but doesn't break a whole lot of new ground in the political debate over Clinton, the leading potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.

Rubio is consider a top potential contender on the Republican side.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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