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Fact-check: Ambassador Stevens’s father didn’t criticize Mitt Romney

October 15, 2012

No one wants to “politicize” the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya. So why are Obama campaign pals like Media Matters and Bloomberg writer Margaret Talev twisting a grieving father’s words?

Here’s what Jan Stevens actually said:

“It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue.”

“I’m not sure exactly what he’s been saying and not saying, but our position is it would be a real shame if this were politicized,” Stevens said, referring to Romney. “Our concern now is memorializing Chris and remembering his contribution to the country.”

Stevens later praises Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which might cause another kind of headache for administration officials in the coming days and weeks.

It’s possible that I need to read more closely, but where exactly did he call for Romney to “stop using [his] dead son to get elected”?

Edit.1: A warm welcome to The Other McCain readers!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2012 9:45 am

    Wow….they are pathetic, will stop at nothing. Spin, spin, and more spin…

    • October 15, 2012 12:03 pm

      Yes, indeed, Jackie. After watching a few hours of MSNBC and CNN this morning, I had to say something!

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