On the day of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential announcement, Chafee states that Clinton had “precious few” accomplishments as secretary of state. On Clinton’s vote for the Iraq war:
That was just a moment in time where the premise for going to Iraq was so false that there were weapons of mass destruction — she didn’t do her homework, and we live with the ramifications today…And so you may say, oh, that’s 12 years ago, but we live with it today, and it’s a big motivator for why I’m running. If you show lack of judgment, lack of doing homework then, what can we expect in the future?
Chafee says that as secretary of state:
[Clinton] was kind of a muscular, top-down, unilateral, too close to neo-cons, too Bush-like.