Mother of slain Benghazi official to Hillary: ‘Happy Mother’s Day’
On Saturday’s episode of Fox News Channel’s “Huckabee,” Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, expressed her frustration with the Obama administration for not being more forthcoming about what happened in that attack.
But first Smith had some words for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Mother’s Day.
“I’m still waiting for answers to just about everything,” Smith said. “I do want to say just one thing, though. I want to wish Hillary [Clinton] a happy Mother’s Day. She’s got her child. I don’t have mine because of her.”
According to Smith, immediately following the deaths of her son and three other Americabs, including then-U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, Clinton blamed an infamous anti-Islam YouTube video, which was said to be a non-factor in last week’s House Oversight Committee hearings on the attack.
“She blamed the video just like all the rest of them did and she also told me she was going to get back to me,” Smith said. “She was going to keep on checking on it and she would get back to me with answers. She has not. Neither has anybody else.”
Smith said “a clerk of some kind” had followed up on her son’s death and had read to her from the timeline she already had.
“I want someone to admit that they blew it and they made the wrong decision,” she said. “I know these are hard decisions to make. I could probably never make those kind of decisions. But I do know they asked for help. They were refused. I want to know why, why were they refused, and I want it corrected.”
Smith said the whistleblowers felt regret during their testimony last week before the House Oversight Committee, but she doubted that was true of higher officials in the government.
“I know they felt bad,” Smith said. “I could feel it. I could just feel how they felt. That’s how I felt, too. But the government doesn’t care. They don’t care about us people at all. All they had to do was tell me what happened and I would have gone away. But they didn’t even bother. I was an unimportant person and now I’m an unimportant person that doesn’t have a child for Mother’s Day and I feel so deeply — they cannot understand how I feel.”
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