Bobby Jindal Knocks Clinton's 2016 Prospects In Light Of Email Questions

"She's going to have a lot to answer for," the Louisiana governor tells BuzzFeed News.

Immediately following a press conference Tuesday where reporters grilled Hillary Clinton on her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, likely Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal offered an unsolicited tip to Democrats.

"Not that the Democratic Party wants my advice, but I think it's a mistake to automatically assume she's going to be their nominee," Jindal told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview from Iowa. "She's going to have a lot to answer for."

He added, "I think American voters want someone who's going to earn the job... she doesn't seem to be doing that."

Jindal criticized Clinton's defense during the press conference, during which she said her email practices were simply a matter of "convenience."

"I was almost waiting for her to say, 'What difference does it make?' I was actually waiting for her to say those words," Jindal said, referring to a remark Clinton made during a Congressional hearing focused on the 2012 murders of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi.

"I think there's a bigger issue here," Jindal continued. "From Benghazi, to this, to the Russia reset, there seems to be a lack of accountability.... There's just a pattern here where bad things happen on her watch and she doesn't take responsibility for it."