The father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, one of the four Americans killed by terrorists in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, is challenging Hillary Clinton to a lie detector test to prove that she did not blame an anti-Muslim video for the attacks during private conversations with the victims’ families.
“I would love to sit down with Hillary Clinton, if she’d agree to do it as well, and at the same table by the same operator, have a lie detector test,” Charles Woods told One America News Network’s Neil W. McCabe during an interview this week.
Besides Woods, three relatives of two of the other men killed during the onslaught have claimed that Clinton blamed the video, “Innocence of Muslims,” during a memorial service held on Sept. 14, 2012. She also allegedly promised to have the maker of the controversial film arrested.
“There’s been four different family members representing three of the families that were victims, and they all said basically the same thing: that she blamed the attack on the video,” Woods told McCabe.
“She said, ‘we’re going to have that person responsible for that video put in jail,'” he recalled, adding that Clinton’s comments “struck me as being very strange.”
“Is this how you comfort someone?”
Clinton has denied in two recent interviews that she made such statements. She told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos last month that she did not mention the movie during the conversations. And when asked in an interview with The Conway (N.H.) Daily Sun last month who was lying about the conversations, Clinton said: “Not me, that’s all I can tell you.” (RELATED: Hillary Goes On The Offensive Against Benghazi Victims’ Families)
The implication that the families were lying about the conversations has irked Woods and other victims’ relatives.
“I think it’s really unfortunate that she was on the news lately…where she was asked that question and she basically called me and the other family members liars,” Woods said.Besides Woods, Patricia Smith, the mother of State Department information specialist Sean Smith, and Kate Quigley, the sister of Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL and CIA specialist, have all claimed that Clinton made similar comments about the video and the filmmaker.
“She lied, she absolutely lied,” Patricia Smith said in an interview in November.
The Clinton campaign did not respond to TheDC’s request for comment on Woods’ challenge.