Slain Ex-Navy SEAL’s Family Asks Romney To Drop Ancecdote
The family of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, who was killed in the Benghazi attack, has asked Mitt Romney to stop talking about him. Romney would reminisce about him on the stump, talking about how Doherty had family in Massachusetts and they met and talked on Utah ski slopes.
“You can imagine how shocked I was to learn that he was one of the two Navy – former Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi just a couple of weeks ago,” Romney continued. “And I read on CNN International that when the report came that our consulate had been attacked, that he and the other SEAL that was killed with him, that they were in a different place, they were about a mile away, an annex somewhere else in the city. And when they heard that the consulate was under attack, they went to the attack. They didn’t hunker down and hide themselves.”
Romney did not mention President Barack Obama in his story, but Doherty’s mother said in an interview with Massachusetts television station WHDH that she was uncomfortable with the GOP candidate telling the story.
“I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama,” Barbara Doherty, told CNN affiliate WHDH.