Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she is too focused on her campaign to see the new movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Jake Tapper asked Clinton whether she had plans to see the movie at all.
“I’m just too busy campaigning,” Clinton said. “I am still very focused on making sure we do everything we can as I did when I was secretary of state, as I testified for over 11 hours to make sure that nothing like that happens again. And so far as we are able to prevent it, and that’s my focus when it comes to the continuing obligation at it United States government has, whenever we send anyone into harm’s way.
“And so far as we are able to prevent it, that’s my focus when it comes to the continuing obligation the United States government has, whenever we send anyone into harm’s way.”
In the latest Clinton email release from the State Department, Clinton was emailing her daughter Chelsea Clinton about the events that had occurred.
“Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al Qaeda-like group: The Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communications officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow. Let’s try again later,” Clinton wrote in an email her daughter.
Families of those killed in the Benghazi attacks have said the information Clinton was sending through email was information that was previously denied to them.
While Clinton is not featured in the movie, which depicts the real-life terror attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the six members of the security team who tried to save American lives, the voice of President Obama is.
Three members of the Annex Security Team said they remember receiving orders to stand down, but the Obama administration is pushing back against those claims.
Mitchell Zuckoff, author of 13 Hours, told the Washington Post, that he stands by the depiction and that it was based on firsthand accounts.