Pat Smith | Mother of Benghazi Victim | 2016 Republican National Convention
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>PAT SMITH: My name is
Patricia Smith, my son Sean was one of 40 American soldiers in
2012 first attack at been Benghazi.
Sean was a wonderful son and father to my two amazing
grandchildren, Samantha and Nathan, now 10 and 11.
He was proud to serve his country with the United States’
foreign service. Every time I talked to Sean, the
night before the terrorist attack, he told me, mom, I am
going to die. From the embassy, he explained.
And when he asked why, he never received a response.
Nobody listened. Nobody to care.
The very next day, he was murdered . Radical Islamic terrorists.
To this day, I don’t even know why a guy like Sean was sent to
Benghazi. That night we lost sons,
brothers, fathers and husbands. We lost four brave Americans who
made the ultimate sacrifice for the country they chose to serve
and the American people lost the truth for all of this grief, for
all of this, the tragedy in Benghazi has brought upon
America, I blame Hillary Clinton Clinton!
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I blame Hillary Clinton
personally for the death of my son.
That’s personally. And in an email her daughter
shortly after the attack, Hillary Clinton blamed it on
terrorism. But when I saw Hillary Clinton,
she sure is, she sure is, she lied to me and then called me a
liar. (audience booing) .
When I saw Hillary Clinton at Sean’s coffin ceremony just days
later, she looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was
responsible. (audience booing) .
Since then I have repeatedly asked Hillary Clinton to explain
to me the real reason that my son is dead.
I am still waiting .
Whenever I call the state State Department no one would listen
to me because they say “I am not a member of the immediate family
family. ” (audience booing).
Sean is my son. Hillary Clinton is a woman, a
mother and a grandmother of two. I am a woman, a mother, and a
grandmother of two. How could she do this to me?
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] How could she do this to any
American family? Donald Trump is everything
Hillary Clinton is not. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] He is blunt, direct and strong.
He speaks his mind and his heart heart.
And when it comes to threats posed by Islamic terrorism, he
will not hesitate to kill the terrorists who threaten American
lives! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] He will make stronger America
stronger not weaker. This entire campaign comes down
to a single question: If Hillary Clinton can’t give us
the truth, why should we give her the Presidency?
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] That’s Hillary .
She deserves to be in stripes. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [Music.]