After Mother’s Objections, Mitt Romney Will Stop Discussing Dead Navy SEAL in Stump Speeches

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Mitt Romney is going to stop telling the story of a time he met Glen Doherty, one of the two former Navy SEALs who died during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month while they were providing security at the facility, in stump speeches because of Doherty’s mother’s wishes. The Romney campaign told Politicker they will remove the story from the candidate’s speeches after Barbara Doherty gave an interview expressing her wish that Mr. Romney stop mentioning her son on the campaign trail.

“Governor Romney was inspired by the memory of meeting Glen Doherty and shared his story and that memory, but we respect the wishes of Mrs. Doherty,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said.  Continue reading “After Mother’s Objections, Mitt Romney Will Stop Discussing Dead Navy SEAL in Stump Speeches”

Romney Still Using Dead SEAL’s Story on the Campaign Trail, in Spite of Mother’s Wishes

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In multiple recent appearances, Mitt Romney has been discussing his personal tie to Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL who was killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month.He brought up the story again at a rally in Ohio this afternoon in spite of the fact the man’s mother gave an interview to WHDH TV in Boston in which she expressed her wish that Mr. Romney stop discussing her son on the campaign trail.

“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,” Barbara Doherty said of Mr. Romney’s speeches mentioning her son. Continue reading “Romney Still Using Dead SEAL’s Story on the Campaign Trail, in Spite of Mother’s Wishes”