Politics Benghazi victim's mother calls on Trump to stop invoking son's death

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  1. XuXu

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    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box...azi-victims-mother-calls-on-trump-gop-to-stop



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    The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks called on Republicans to stop invoking her son on Friday, blasting their references to his death as “opportunistic and cynical.”



    “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 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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    The Trump camp already Mrs Smith onboard to tell the story. They absolutely should not have mentioned any other names without permission.

    I know it's unfair but Mrs Smith came off as a dumb dancing monkey propped up onstage.
     
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    I am calling on @XuXu to stop invoking air that would be better used by the rest of humanity.
     
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    Not even funny-adjacent.
     
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    She disgraces the validity of general equivalency diplomas everywhere
     
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    I'm really impressed by the Republican platform calling for a quadrupling of embassy security funding and resources so that no future Benghazi-like incidents ever happen again.

    Clearly, they aren't exploiting this incident for political gain, and are very serious about protecting our country's diplomats.
     
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    Sorry Mrs. Commanday, but you don't get to make that call. Your son was a sitting U.S. ambassador murdered in the line of duty, not some ten year old who got hit by a car riding his bike home from school.
     
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    Feel sorry for the poor women
     
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    Settle down. He should be using the guys name because Hillary won't even acknowledge that Benghazi was a fuck up on her watch
     
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    The Ambassador shouldn't have been there in the first place. He took it upon himself and had a weak security detail.

    It's akin to running into a burning building and then blaming the fire dept that you died.

    To blame Clinton and the Obama administration is just ignorance of the facts.
     
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    Very cool