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Hillary Campaign Faces New Speedbump With Paris Attacks

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Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 10:13 AM

The Paris terror attacks are likely to create trouble for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid with her record as secretary of state coming under increasing scrutiny.

The Hill reports Republicans are sinking their teeth into Clinton's participation in shaping the nation's foreign policy agenda, one they say is weak and has led to growing threats against the U.S.

Jeff Bechdel of America Rising, a super-PAC Republican opposition research group, told The Hill:

"Her judgment and leadership abilities will come into question. Foreign policy is tough to get voters interested in. But when something like [Paris] happens, people switch on."

Future45, a conservative super-PAC, linked to billionaires Paul Singer and Ken Griffin, is also on the warpath to hold the Democratic presidential front-runner responsible for a lackluster foreign policy.

The Hill says Clinton is "generally perceived as being more hawkish" than President Barack Obama.

But some GOP critics suggest to the political website that she is "boxed in" when it comes to the recent Islamic State (ISIS) attacks — having to appear "tough" for the electorate at large while appealing to "conflict-averse liberal Democrats who could react badly to any perceived Clinton ‘betrayal' of Obama."

"She doesn't want to separate herself too far from President Obama," John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told The Hill.

"But she knows that Obama was exposed by saying ISIS had been contained, and then 12 hours later we have 130 people dead because of ISIS."

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