Family members of two of the four Americans killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi joined Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday to share their emotional reactions after seeing the premiere of the film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
Charles Woods and Jeremiah Woods, the father and brother of Tyrone Woods, were in the studio and the brother said the film was “unbelievably touching.”
The father told Kelly that he wasn’t ready for what he saw on the screen.
“I’d read the book. I thought I was prepared,” the senior Woods said. “But when I actually saw my son’s life being taken from him, it was very emotional.”
“It was almost like I didn’t want to be there, but I’m glad I had the experience,” Woods said as he struggled to contain his emotions. “It did add to the healing process, the closure… this is what actually happened.”
Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, fared even worse at the premier. In fact, she left the theater as soon as her son’s character appeared on the screen.
“I couldn’t handle it,” the tearful mother said.
Smith then went after Hillary Clinton who had suggested that the families of those who died were lying when they claimed that Clinton had told them the attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.
“Hillary is a liar!” she sobbed. “I know what she told me.”
The distraught mother said Clinton’s claim that she never said that is “plain old bull.”
“I know what she said, and not only did she say it, but [President Barack] Obama said the same thing to me, and [Defense Secretary Leon] Panetta, and [Vice President Joe] Biden, and [Ambassador] Susan Rice,” she added.
The senior Woods also commented on Clinton’s claim, but said it would dishonor his son if he politicized his death. He then referred to a journal he had with him when the former secretary of state spoke with the families.
“I’ll just read what I said, and let people – whether you’re Democrat or Republican or Independent – draw your own conclusions,” he said.
“I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand,” the father read from the journal. “And she said, ‘We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son.’”
The evidence more or less speaks for itself, and Smith wasted little time calling for Clinton to do jail time for the deception.
And based on the replies, social media users were in full agreement… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 14, 2016
— larry baker (@bakerlarry84) January 14, 2016
@FoxNews Pat Smith I’m with you I’ve also lost a child & the pain is excruciating Hillary needs 2 pay & pay dearly 4 her crimes, Blessings!♡
— Fran Cifelli (@FranCifelli) January 14, 2016
— Joanne M (@JoJoMclain) January 14, 2016
— eddie (@ETFARRUGGIA) January 14, 2016
@FoxNews Unfortunately Pat Smith lost her life also, those men and her son are heroes
— Shawn Smith (@amendmentv1791) January 14, 2016
— St Obama of Assisi (@Saint_Obama) January 14, 2016
— Troy Reddick (@troyred66) January 14, 2016
@FoxNews – Send her,Obama & the whole lying bunch to Gitmo & leave them to rot there.
— Charles C Carter, SR (@golfingchuck) January 14, 2016
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