'My Biggest Regret is What Happened in Benghazi', Says Hillary Clinton; Ted Cruz Replies, 'Talk's Cheap'

(Photo: Reuters)U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the Libya contact group meeting in Istanbul.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed on Monday that her biggest regret while serving in the position was the deadly attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya.

"You know, my biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy, losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it's public, so I can say two CIA operatives, losing an ambassador like Chris Stevens, who was one of our very best and had served in Libya and across the Middle East and spoke Arabic," said Clinton during a discussion at the National Auto Dealers Association convention in New Orleans. A clip of the discussion was posted to YouTube.

A New York Times report also highlighted that Clinton, who testified about the attack before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee a year ago, is completing a memoir about her time at the helm of the U.S. Department of State that is expected to be released this summer.

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Hillary Clinton Says Benghazi Attack was 'Biggest Regret'

In response to Clinton's remarks on Benghazi, however, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) argued that if she is really sorry about what happened in Benghazi, she should join him in calling for a special investigation into why there was inadequate security for U.S. embassy personnel in Benghazi.

(Photo: Reuters)U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

"If she really was sorry, then she would stand up and join me and 22 other senators calling for a joint select committee in Congress to investigate why our facilities in Benghazi were not secure, why we didn't respond to the reports of terrorist activities, why we didn't have military assets in place to protect our brave men who were serving there, and why nobody has been held accountable — not a single person's been fired at the Department of State, and none of the terrorists who attacked us over a year ago have been brought to justice," Cruz told The Blaze Monday.

"If she was really sorry — talk's cheap; she needs to stand up and demand action," he noted.

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