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(WASHINGTON) -- With all eyes focused on Hillary Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, leading up to its release Tuesday, Republicans are weighing in on Clinton’s account of her tenure as secretary of state and preparing a media offensive of their own to offset the attention the book has received.
ABC News’ Diane Sawyer’s interview with Hillary Clinton will air during a one-hour ABC News primetime special Monday at 9 p.m. ET. ABC News’ Robin Roberts will follow up with Clinton’s first live interview on Tuesday on Good Morning America.
From opposition groups to the Republican National Committee, conservatives are challenging the importance and details of Clinton’s account of her time at the State Department with a book of their own.
“Hillary Clinton can rewrite her history as a series of Hard Choices, but America Rising won’t let her fool Americans into thinking they were successful ones,” the group says in the book.
Individual Republicans, including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, are responding to reactions to the memoir, reflecting on its contents and dismissing the attention Clinton has received in public and on Twitter.
Look who fired the 1st shot in the real "war on women". Hint: it wasn't the GOP. See this excerpt from Hillary's book pic.twitter.com/kKBShf9vHj— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 9, 2014
“Mr. President, you love to trade people, so why don’t we set up a trade,” Paul said, referencing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with the Taliban. “But this time how about instead of five Taliban, how about five Democrats? I’m thinking John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi — couldn’t we send them to Mexico?”
Like Clinton, Paul is considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
Regardless of the memoir’s claims about Clinton’s tenure and how Republicans plan to respond, Hard Choices is almost certain to be a bestseller: Simon & Schuster sold out its initial print of 1 million copies, with more likely on the way.
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