Mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith grieves at convention: ‘I blame Hillary Clinton’

Patricia Smith received a hero’s welcome and a standing ovation when she was led onto the stage Monday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

“My name is Patricia Smith,” she began. “My son Sean was one of four brave Americans killed during the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.

As she said these words, audience members could be seen wiping tears from their eyes. Benghazi may be a dead issue to the Democrats, but it’s very much alive to conservatives and the GOP.

And she used that attack as a springboard to tear into the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

“I blame Hillary Clinton,” she said at about the 2:10 mark to thunderous applause. “I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son.”

The audience booed the former secretary of state when Smith said, “She lied to me and then called me a liar,” over the reason for the attack and her son’s death.

Hillary Clinton is a woman, a mother and a grandmother of two,” she told the audience. “I am a woman, a mother and a grandmother of two. How could she do this to me?”

In contrast, she observed at about the 4:20 mark that, “Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not. He is blunt, direct, and strong. He speaks his mind and his heart.”

Smith said that the entire 2016 campaign hinged upon a single question.

“If Hillary Clinton can’t give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency?” she asked.

When someone shouted out “Hillary for prison” Smith agreed.

“She deserves to be in stripes,” Smith said.

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