RNC Day 1 – Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim: ‘I blame Hillary Clinton’

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, one of the four Americans killed in the September 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, delivers a speechas a delegate (R) holds a sign that reads "Hillary For Prison" on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pat Smith, whose son Sean worked in the State Department as an IT specialist and died during the 2012 Benghazi attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound, said her son often spoke about the dangers of Benghazi and didn’t believe he would make it out of Libya alive. She said her son lamented no one would listen about the dangers they faced.

“I blame Hillary Clinton. I’ve repeatedly asked her the real reason my son is dead. I’m still waiting. Whenever I spoke to the State Department told me I was not a part of the immediate family. I’m a woman and mother of two, how could she do this to me?”

“Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not. He’s blunt, direct and strong. He speaks his mind and heart. And when it comes to Islamic terrorism, he will not hesitate to kill terrorists who threaten American lives.”

“This campaign comes to one question: If Hillary Clinton can’t give us the truth, why can’t we give her the Presidency? That’s right, Hillary for Prison. She deserves to be in stripes.”

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

After her speech, a video on the Benghazi attacks aired.


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