Fact-check: Ambassador Stevens’s father didn’t criticize Mitt Romney
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?
Ambassador Dad To Romney: Stop Using My Dead Son To Get Elected. bit.ly/P2WsLk—
Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 15, 2012
“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!