The one person who seemed even more upset than Presiden Trump over former Ambassador Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony was Benghazi victim’s mother Patricia Stevens.
During the testimony, Yovanovitch compared her fight with President Trump to the dead Benghazi victims, including Patricia’s own son Sean Smith.
However, Patricia was having none of it. Both angry and tearful, the Benghazi victim’s mother went on the Ingraham Angle and asked host Laura Ingraham, “Why is she bringing Bengazi into this now?”
Patricia Smith took particular issue with Marie Yovanovitch’s comparison to her son Sean Smith, saying with tears in her eyes:
“He’s dead. He’s dead, and they don’t care. And now she’s worried — I can’t talk very well right now. I’m quite upset about this. I don’t know why people keep bringing Benghazi into this. She had nothing to do with Benghazi.”
Patricia’s issues were not unfounded, either. Marie Yovanovitch made no effort to hide her attempts to compare herself with former Ambassadors who have suffered for their country, including the Benghazi Four.
During the opening statement, Yovanovitch said:
“We are the 52 Americans who 40 years ago this month began 444 days of deprivation, torture and captivity in Tehran, we are the dozens of Americans stationed at out embassy in Cuba and consulates in China who mysteriously and dangerously … were injured attacked.”
“We are Chris Stevens, Sean Patrick Smith, Ty Woods, and Glen Doherty. Who people rightly called heroes for their ultimate sacrifice to this nation’s foreign policy interests in Libya eight years ago. We honor these individuals.”
On September 11, 2011, the United States consulate in Benghazi, Lybia was attacked by Islamic terrorists. The attack, which took place on the 10th anniversary on 9/11, left 4 Americans dead including Ambassador Chris Stevens and Patricia Smith’s son Sean Smith.
Instead of admitting to the Islamic terror attack, however, the Obama Administration tried to tie the attack to an anti-Islam YouTube video that had been released around the same time.
The Obama State Department, headed by Hillary Clinton, eventually admitted that the YouTube video had nothing to do with the attack.