On Thursday, Patricia Smith, mother of State Department employee Sean Smith, who was killed by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, called for a Congressional select committee to investigate just what happened that fateful night.
Writing to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Smith said, “Please, Please help me find out who is responsible and fix it so no more of our sons & daughters are abandoned by the country they love.” She specifically singled out for scrutiny then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinto, President Obama, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Vice President Joe Biden. Here is the full letter, which includes the information that Sean Smith had told his mother about repeated requests for security in Benghazi:
April 10, 2013
Hon. Frank R. Wolf
This letter is to endorse resolution H. Res. 36 to create a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks.
I am the mother of Sean Smith, one of the four people murdered in Benghazi by terrorists along with ambassador Chris Stevens and ex-seals Ty Woods and Glen Daugherty. When I was in Wash. DC at the reception of the caskets, I asked for and received promises from Pres. Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, VP Biden and several other dignitaries in attendance. They all looked me directly in the eyes and promised they would find out and let me know. I got only one call from a clerk about a month later quoting from the time line, which I already had.
I agree completely with items 1 thru 16 of this resolution. I especially want to know WHY the four were abandoned the way they were. My son told me that he saw someone taking pictures just before this happened and reported it. He told me they asked repeatedly for better security.
Please, Please help me find out who is responsible and fix it so no more of our sons & daughters are abandoned by the country they love. It is very difficult to find out Leon Panetta advised Pres. Obama that the attack was occurring and Pres. Obama went to bed without sending help. It is too late for my son but not too late for those that follow.
I have been following Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsay Graham hoping they had the ability to get some answers but no luck. Hillary finally testified but didn’t answer the questions (i.e. If they were watching this happen in real time, why wasn’t help sent).
Patricia A. Smith
Mother of Sean Smith
Killed in Benghazi
Ps Sean was in Special Operations in Okinawa before joining the State Dept.