Pat Smith, whose son Sean Smith was the State Department information officer killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, delivered an emotional speech at the Republican convention where she said Hillary Clinton should go to jail.
Smith delivered a lengthy indictment of the U.S. government’s conduct during the hours while the attack was unfolding, then went right after Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s opponent, for her conduct during and after the attack.
After a member of the crowd yelled out that Clinton had lied, Smith said: ‘She lied to me and then called me a liar,’ mentioning the solemn arrival ceremony when her son’s coffin was returned to the U.S.
‘She looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible,’ Smith said, repeating her charge that Clinton told her at the ceremony that an anti-American video motivated the attack.
Subsequent investigations found it was a terror attack on the compound rather than a spontaneous response to the video.
‘How could she do this to me? How could she do this to any American family? Donald Trump is everything Hillary Clinton is not,’ Smith said.
As she concluded her emotional remarks, Smith looked down on a printed sign held up by a member of the crowd that said ‘HILLARY FOR PRISON!’
‘That’s right. Hillary for Prison. She deserves to be in stripes,’ Smith said with emotion in her voice.