CNN interview with the mother of slain diplomat, Sean Smith:
The following is an excerpt of the very tragic interview with Mrs. Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith:
“I told them, ‘Please don’t give me any baloney that comes through with this political stuff. I don’t want political stuff. You can keep your political, just tell me the truth — what happened,’” she said. “They haven’t told me anything. They’re still studying it. And the things that they are telling me are just outright lies.”
Smith said that the pride and comfort she felt at the reception has faded in the month since her son’s death, as she continues to look for a more detailed accounting of how and why the attacks took place. She also told Cooper that she’d confronted the president directly on that day, explaining to him how upset she was.
“I told Obama personally, I said, ‘Look, I had him for his first 17 years and then he went into the service, then you got him,’” she recounted. “I said ‘You screwed up, you didn’t do a good job, I lost my son.’ And they said, ‘We’ll get back to you. We — I promise, I promise you. I will get back to you.’”
CNN transcript of interview with Pat Smith