A group supporting Carly Fiorina’s 2016 White House bid released a video Wednesday critical of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments while secretary of state.
The three-minute ad by the super PAC Carly for America uses clips from TV networks in which Americans, including some pundits, appear pressed or fall silent when trying to recall Clinton’s accomplishments as the county’s top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.
Fiorina, a Republican candidate and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, has made criticizing Clinton’s State Department record a major part of her candidacy, asserting that Clinton's most touted achievement appears to be her travels.
Early in the video, Clinton says in a TV interview, “I’ve traveled nearly a million miles and went to more countries than anybody else has gone to.”
Fiorina is shown next saying: “Like Mrs. Clinton, I’ve traveled the globe. But unlike her, I’ve accomplished something. … Flying isn’t an accomplishment, it’s an activity."
Fiorina is part of a crowded 2016 GOP field of at least a dozen candidates and potential candidates. She consistently has tried to distinguish herself as an alternative to Clinton, in an effort to rise in the polls and win the party's nomination.
The ad also raises questions about Clinton efforts as secretary of state during the fatal 2012 terror attacks on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, and questionable foreign contributions to her family foundation.