The mother of one of the four Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks slammed former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday, accusing the former diplomat of exploiting her son’s death during a public House impeachment hearing against President Trump.
Patricia Smith — mother of Sean Smith, a U.S. Foreign Service employee working in Libya — weighed in on Yovanovitch during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
During testimony Friday, Yovanovitch — who was ousted from the Trump administration after leading anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine — had grouped herself in the same category as other American diplomats who lost their lives on the job.
But Patricia Smith took offense at Yovanovitch’s statement.
“He’s dead. He’s dead, and they don’t care,” a visibly emotional Smith said of her son’s death. “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.” read more