Patricia Smith, the mother of an American killed during the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, unleashed a wave of condemnation against Hillary Clinton over a remark the former secretary of state made in a presidential campaign debate.
Just this week, Clinton was asked by a moderator about Benghazi, and the fact that one of the mothers of the American victims who died during that 2012 assault accused her of not telling the truth about the incident. Specifically, Smith has said repeatedly the White House administration and Clinton continued to characterize the attack as a reaction to a perceived anti-Muslim YouTube video, and not due to terrorists.
Clinton, during the debate, said such accusations, and those making the accusations, were “absolutely wrong.”
Smith reacted with angry rhetoric.
In a Fox Business Network interview reported by Breitbart, she said: “She lied to me. She told me it was a fault of the video … and she knew full well it wasn’t at that time. And then she says she was going to check and if it’s any different, she would call me back. She would let me know. She has never once spoken to me or her office. The only thing I ever got out of them is that I am not a member of the immediate family and I don’t need to know.”
She also said: “I want Hillary to talk to me personally and tell me why there was no security there, when they were asked for it. I know this, because I spoke to my son. That day, he says he was really scared … He says it didn’t look very good. And he was afraid. And that he asked for security and he was turned down.”
Smith said she simply wanted Clinton to explain the truth about that day.
“What’s political about that? I think that as a mother, I deserve to know,” she said, Breitbart reported. “And as a woman, as she says, she always talks about a woman, I am a woman, too. I think I deserve to know why my son is dead.”
Smith then said her main intent with her outspoken remarks was to compel Clinton to speak with her personally, and answer her questions.
“I want her to be able to tell me what happened,” she said. “I don’t believe she’s got the guts to do that. As Madeleine Albright said, there’s a special place in hell for people like her and I hope she enjoys it there.”