Benghazi Victim's Mom: I Don't Like My Government Because They Don't Tell the Truth
The mother of Sean Smith, one of the four Americans killed in the September 11, 2012 attack on Benghazi, has been an outspoken critic of the government's response to the deadly attack that took her son's life, pleading for answers and saying that officials have left her empty-handed. Today, Patricia Smith spoke with Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom and reacted to remarks made Monday by President Barack Obama in which he said the Benghazi topic is being politicized.
"As far as I can tell, he is the one politicizing everything," Smith responded.
Martha points out that what the president is referring to as being politicized was the changing of White House talking points directly following the attack.
Smith said that she can't answer for why the president made the choices he did, but that she knows one thing for certain: "The only thing I've gotten is from the media itself and from people calling me to tell me things [that they know] ... [the government] doesn't want to know anything. They want to cover their butts."
An impassioned Smith went on to say that through the tragic back-and-forth she's come to dislike her government.
"I don't like my government," Smith said. "I love my country desperately, but I don't like my government, because they don't tell the truth."