May 12, 2014

Hillary Faces Heavy Criticism Over Lack of Action on Boko Haram

Last week the Daily Beast reported that Hillary Clinton’s State Department ignored pleas by the US Justice Department, FBI, CIA and numerous lawmakers to designate Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Since then, Hillary has been silent, as questions mounted. 

Pressure on Hillary Clinton grew over the weekend as critics called into question her judgment:

  • Mitt Romney said that Americans “would like to hear” from Hillary on Boko Haram.
  • Marco Rubio highlighted the Obama Administration’s pattern of incompetence on foreign policy including the State Department’s refusal to label Boko Haram a terrorist group.
  • This morning on Daily Rundown, Chuck Todd said that in hindsight this decision “looks awful” and Maggie Haberman noted that it was part of Hillary’s “bad week.”

Scott Brown, Newt Gingrich, Sen. Jim Risch, and others have all raised questions for Clinton as well.

But as is her habit, Hillary is remaining silent on the tough questions in preparation for a 2016 campaign.