For the last few years, any time a Republican wants to criticize President Obama or former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, all they’ve had to do is chant the word “Benghazi.”
They claim that the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in the attacks on the embassy in Benghazi were the fault of Obama, and especially, Clinton.
Donald Trump is also fond of using Benghazi to attack Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.
All these attacks, despite the fact that Clinton was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Benghazi tragedy.
One American has had enough of it. That American is Mary Commanday, mother of Ambassador Stevens.
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Commanday writes the following:
To the Editor:
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.
I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection. I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign.
MARY F. COMMANDAY
This letter is in addition to Stevens’ sister, Anne, told the New Yorker recently:
“I do not blame Hillary Clinton or [Former Secretary of Defense] Leon Panetta. They were balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world. And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had.
“With the many issues in the current election, to use that incident—and to use Chris’s death as a political point—is not appropriate.”
The family of Ambassador Chris Stephens wants republicans to stop using the Benghazi tragedy for political gain. They won’t, because they’re shameless and have no respect for the families or victims of Benghazi. They only see it as a chance to criticize their opponents. Shameless.