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Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzTrump could be the most significant president of our time Cruz: I'd rather have Trump talk to Taiwan than Cuba or Iran Lewandowski: Top Cruz aide advised Trump team before NH primary MORE on Friday called on voters to punish Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonArmed man arrested at DC pizzeria targeted by conspiracy theory Clinton opponents vow to continue their pursuit ExxonMobil CEO, retired admiral will meet with Trump about State: report MORE, comparing her to a fibbing five-year-old.
“In my house, if my daughter Catherine, the five-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking,” Cruz said at a campaign event in Charles City, Iowa, according to the Washington Post.
"Well, in America, the voters have a way of administering a spanking," he quipped.
Cruz had been asked about Clinton’s role in the aftermath of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, by a supporter who said that “someone needs to pay.”
“The immediate response of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the entire administration was to engage in deception, obstruction and cover up,” Cruz responded.
“They began by falsely blaming it on some ridiculous internet video, but even before that was the question that everyone should ask is why was security not there in the first
place when the ambassador said over and over again, keep us safe,” he added.