SIDNEY, Ohio (OfficialWire) — The mother of a former Navy SEAL killed in Libya has called on Mitt Romney to stop talking about her son during his political campaign.
A spokesman for the Republican presidential candidate says Romney will respect her wishes.
Romney in recent days has been telling voters of chance encounter with the former SEAL, Glen Doherty, at a Christmas party two or three years ago. Doherty was among four Americans killed in the attacks in Benghazi.
Romney told the story of his chance encounter with Doherty at least twice in the last two days as part of a larger push to show a more personal side and criticize President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Romney, like other Republicans, have repeatedly raised questions about the president’s handling of the Sept. 11 attack.
Indeed, the Benghazi terrorist strike that left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens dead was a centerpiece of Romney’s high-profile foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute earlier in the week.
On Wednesday, Doherty’s mother, Barbara Doherty, told Boston television station WHDH that she wanted Romney to stop citing her son.
Read More at officialwire.com . By Steve Peoples.
Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons)