Mother of Benghazi Victim Blames Clinton 'Personally'

Patricia Smith addresses the Republican national convention
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2016 8:22 PM CDT

"To this day, I don’t know why a computer guy like Sean was sent to Benghazi," Republican National Convention speaker Patricia Smith told the crowd in Cleveland on Monday night. What she does know: Who is to blame for the death of her son, one of four to die in the 2012 Benghazi attack, the Guardian reports. "I blame Hillary Clinton personally ... Personally!" She explained that in the last conversation she had with Sean, the day before his death, he expressed misgivings about the lack of consulate security.

"Hillary Clinton is a woman, a mother, and a grandmother of two. I am a woman, a mother, and a grandmother of two. How could she do this to me? How could she do this to any American family?" Smith continued, to cheers, "Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not. He is blunt, direct, and strong. And when it comes to the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism, he will not hesitate to kill the terrorists who threaten American lives. He will make America stronger, not weaker." Pointing to an audience member, she said, "That's right! Hillary for prison. She deserves to be in stripes." (More Republican National Convention stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.