Clinton Says Mother of Benghazi Victim Is Wrong to Call Her a Liar


When confronted with a video Wednesday of the mother of a Benghazi victim saying that she was lied to by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner responded by saying, "she’s wrong. She’s absolutely wrong."

Debate moderator Jorge Ramos prefaced the video by commenting on the fact that the email that Clinton sent to her daughter was about the video.

"On the night of the attacks in Benghazi, you sent an email to your daughter, Chelsea, saying the Al-Qaeda […] group was responsible for the killing of the Americans. However, some of the families claim that you lied to them," he said.

The video of Patricia Smith, mother of victim Sean Smith, was then showed to the audience. She said, "Hillary and Obama … and Biden … all told me it was a video when they knew, they knew, it was not the video and they said that they would call me and let me know what the outcome was."

"Secretary Clinton, did you lie to them?" Ramos asked.

Clinton told the audience she feels "a great deal of sympathy for the families" of the victims and she "can’t imagine the grief that she has for losing her son." But, she then definitively said "she [the mother of the Benghazi victim] was absolutely wrong."

Clinton continued her answer to explain the complexity of the situation that happened. She said that they were scrambling to get the information, and then they would have to go back and update the information they had said due to new intel. She told the audience about how she testified for 11 hours about the attack and how the Republicans said there was nothing new to find.

She ended her answer by saying that there were lessons to be learned from the Benghazi attacks.

Chandler Gill

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Chandler Gill is a Media Analyst for the Free Beacon. Before joining the Free Beacon, she interned at the Heritage Foundation. Chandler went to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied Political Science. She was raised in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. In her free time, Chandler enjoys reading and walking around the D.C. area. Her twitter handle is @chandlergillDC.

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