The Republican National Committee trashed Hillary Clinton's speech Wednesday before the American Legion, and dinged the Democratic candidate for her handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, when she was secretary of state.
"Whether it's her reckless mishandling of classified information on an illicit server, her failed policies as secretary of state which enabled the growth of ISIS, lying to the families of Benghazi victims, or dismissing the VA scandals as being overblown, Hillary Clinton has proven she lacks the judgment to be commander in chief," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
"At a time when Americans are concerned about stopping radical Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton is only promising more of the failed approach that has created new Jihadist hotspots around the world," he said. "We cannot afford any more of the disastrous policies which compromised our security and that of our allies, but that is exactly what Hillary Clinton is promising. Donald Trump and Mike Pence are prepared to bring strong leadership into the White House and make the safety of every American at home and abroad their number one priority."
Clinton spoke at the American Legion National Conference in Cincinnati Wednesday on the need for voters to choose a president who strives to unite all Americans.
The Democratic nominee promised to beef up national security, and vowed to make sure the Pentagon gets the all the funding it needs. She also touted her plan to protect the United States from attacks both on and offline.
"As president, I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyberattacks just like any other attack," she said during a speech before the American Legion in Cincinnati. "We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses."
"We need to respond to evolving threats from states like Russia, China and North Korea," she said. "We'll invest in the next frontier of military engagement, protecting U.S. interests in outer space and cyberspace."