Gold Star mother Patricia Smith delivered an emotional speech Monday at the Republican National Convention about the tragic death of her son, Sean Smith, who was murdered in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.
Sean died during the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
Reactions on Twitter afterwards were fairly split on one of two sides. "How could she do this to any American family?" "In a year of change Donald Trump clearly represents the change candidate and our opposition is that Hillary Clinton not only is the establishment candidate, but she's the epitome of the establishment", Manafort said giving a preview of the convention. Policies that make us unsafe. "Opportunities taken when we defied stand-down orders and opportunities squandered when Hillary Clinton failed to protect her people on the ground", he said in a swipe at the then-secretary of state. America lost four fearless Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice. "Donald Trump wants to be president for all of us".
"I stand with you as a citizen, a veteran, a patriot, but more important, as an American to tell you that the destructive pattern of putting the interests of other nations ahead of our own will end when Donald Trump is president", Flynn said. Rose noted that former Virginia Gov. Tim had said he's too boring to be a vice president, which Clinton just laughed off - she praised him as a "world-class mayor, governor and senator".
The former Secretary of State knew she was in friendly territory, because the AFT was the first national union to endorse her current run for the presidency.
For all of this loss, for all of this grief, for all of the citizens and the tragedy of Benghazi has brought upon America, I blame Hillary Clinton! It was flawless that the new right-wing (and probably doomed) GOP Senate candidate Darryl Glenn of Colorado did a "Blue Lives Matter" shout-out to Trump's leanings, and came right out of the Hillary-for-Prison closet with a suggestion the Democratic nominee belongs in an orange jumpsuit.
The convention hit particularly hard on the issue of Benghazi, the USA consulate attacked in 2012 while Clinton was Obama's secretary of state. He added that the choice of Pence was immaterial to Clinton, saying, "I don't think one candidate's choice of a running mate really factors into who the other candidate picks".
"The next president should make the commitment to fight for the reforms we so desperately need, holding police departments like Ferguson accountable", she said to deafening applause.
"The Democrats are extremely vulnerable on the education issue, especially when you look at the achievement gap in Minneapolis and St. Paul, for minority students in particular, and the resulting overall opportunity gap that forces on those children and those families", Downey said.
"Part of it is seeking this job at this time of fear, anxiety, discouragement, rejectionism that is, unfortunately, part of our political environment right now", she said.
Clinton has defended her response to the incident.