Carly Fiorina took direct aim at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while on the campaign trail in Iowa, and said the Republican Party needs a tough presidential nominee ready to confront Clinton.

Despite sharing the stage at the Iowa Growth and Opportunity forum with more than a half dozen other Republican candidates, Fiorina focused on Clinton and her recent testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

"We need a fearless nominee who will throw every punch at Hillary Clinton; who will point out to the American people over and over again that she lacks a track record of accomplishment; that she is not trustworthy; and yes, indeed, she lied about the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya," Fiorina told the crowd. "And we have her red-handed."

Fiorina said anyone who watched the Benghazi hearings knows that Clinton told her daughter that she knew the firefight on Sept. 11, 2012, was a terrorist attack and chose to publicly proclaim blame on a video. The businesswoman turned GOP presidential candidate then sought to distinguish herself from Clinton and portray her candidacy as uniquely capable of combating Clinton's advances.

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