Benghazi Victim’s Mother Calls on Trump to Stop Invoking Son’s Death
The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks called on Donald Trump to stop invoking her son’s death in order to bolster his political platform.
“As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party,” Mary F. Commanday wrote in a letter to the editor published in the New York Times Friday.
“I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection,” she continued. “I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign.”
The Hill reports:
The GOP made the attacks one of the major themes of its convention last week, pointing to the tragedy as evidence against Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign. Clinton was secretary of State at the time.
Another victim’s mother, Patricia Smith, spoke before the crowd of delegates on Monday, saying she blamed Democratic presumptive nominee for the death of her son, Sean Smith.
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