Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he was encouraged to hear Hillary Clinton say she wants answers on Benghazi, but he said she could go a long way toward making that happen if she stops trying to prevent the answers from being heard.
"Secretary Clinton from the beginning has stonewalled on this rather than acting as a partner getting to the bottom of what happened," Cruz said Tuesday on CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front."
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Clinton appeared in a one-hour town hall-style meeting on CNN
on Tuesday afternoon, and was asked at the beginning about Benghazi in the wake of the arrest of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who has been called the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
In her book, "Hard Choices,"
Clinton says Republicans have exploited the attacks and played politics.
"The truth isn't partisan," Cruz told Burnett. "There are basic questions that haven't been answered, and she views it as criticism."
Cruz and other Republicans have charged that Clinton and other members of the Obama administration initially hid the fact that terrorists were involved in the attack because it would have hurt Obama's re-election chances.
"She's not trying to get answers," Cruz said. "She's trying to block the answers from ever being answered."
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