PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Congressman and Colonel Allen West, in an interview with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said Hillary Clinton is unfit to be President because of her handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

West accused the then Secretary of State of turning her back on Americans in need.

“Anyone that abandons Americans to die for 13 hours in a combat and then they lie about it, they can’t be Commander-in-Chief. They can’t be trusted to keep America safe.”

He believes Clinton shares the same responsibility as President Obama for the outcome that night.

“If you are the Secretary of State, that special mission compound, that consulate, whatever you want to call it, that’s your wheelhouse. That’s your responsibility. If you’re the President of the United States of America, an Ambassador is your direct representative. They both have joint culpability in this thing. So, the American people have to say, maybe I can’t do anything about the person that is sitting in the White House right now, we can not repeat this mistake.”

He thinks Republicans should continue to focus on this issue leading up to Election Day.

“You’ve got to continue to drive that message home, because right now, when you look at the polling, 56 to 60 percent of the American people don’t trust Hillary Clinton. Flat out, we know that this woman has a problem with trust. Now, are you going to trust our most sacred asset, out sons and daughters in uniform, with someone like that?”