The above video shows a very self-serving Mitt Romney at a campaign stop talking about former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty. He said he met Doherty at at a holiday party a few years ago. Doherty was killed during the September 11th attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.
Nothing like using a Navy SEAL’s death for political gain, Willard. Exploit people much?
Just add this to Romney’s endless and growing list of lies.
Especially because others remember Doherty’s impression of meeting Mitt much differently, including a close friend and Doherty’s own mother. Via MyNorthwest.com, listen:
Elf Ellefsen, his best friend:
“A guy living life wise beyond his years. Always trying to be progressive as well as do the right thing. Always challenging himself to his greatest ability.”
“He said it was very comical. Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.“
“He said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen’s face.”
“…This guy is using our great friend, our humble, and honorable great friend… He has become part of the soapbox routine for politics in a presidential race.“
“Honestly it does make me sick. … Glen would feel, more than anything, almost embarrassed for Romney. I think he would feel pity for him.”
Romney will do or say anything to get elected. It can’t get any clearer than this. Oh wait. yes it can: Doherty’s mother Barbara on Boston television station WHDH-TV:
“I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.”
She has it absolutely right, it’s about trust:
UPDATE: Team Romney is busted:
Asked whether Romney would continue to tell the story, a campaign aide told BuzzFeed he would not, now that he knew the mother’s wishes.
Kevin Madden added, “Governor Romney was inspired by the memory of meeting Glen Doherty and shared his story and that memory. We respect the wishes of Mrs. Doherty though.”
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