Mrs. Smith says she wants to know why her son and the others at the State Department compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 were abandoned by their government.
“Please, Please help me find out who is responsible and fix it so no more of our sons and daughters are abandoned by the country they love,” she said in a letter sent Monday to Rep. Frank Wolf (R.-Va.)
“When I was in Wash. DC at the reception of the caskets, I asked for and received promises from Pres. Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, VP Biden and several other dignitaries in attendance,” Mrs. Smith said in her letter. “They all looked me directly in the eyes and promised they would find out and let me know. I got only one call from a clerk about a month later quoting from the time line, which I already had.”
Mrs. Smith told Rep. Wolf--to whom she had also placed an unsolicited telephone call on Monday afternoon--that she was endorsing legislation he has proposed—H. Res. 36—to establish a special House committee specifically for the purpose of investigating the Benghazi attack and how the Obama administration handled it and its aftermath.
Wolf’s resolution now has 85 co-sponsors in the House and was endorsed last week by a group of 700 special operations veterans, led by retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, who worked with the Central Intelligence Agency, and was commander of Delta Force, and the U.S. Special Forces Command before becoming assistant secretary of defense for intelligence.
The special-forces veterans said a House special committee on Benghazi is needed so that at least 16 unanswered questions can be seriously investigated and answered for the American people. These range from why there was no military response while the protracted series of attacks was taking place in Benghazi to who specifically was in the White House Situation Room as it unfolded.Mrs. Smith said last week on Sean Hannity's radio show that she has been intimidated for speaking out, and people want her to "shut up."