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    Parents of Benghazi Victim Weigh in on Clinton Testimony

    The parents of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, who was killed in the Benghazi attack, have very different views of what went wrong and who is to blame - but both agree their personal tragedy has become too politicized. (Published Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015)

    The parents of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, who was killed in the Benghazi attack, have very different views of what went wrong and who is to blame - but both agree their personal tragedy has become too politicized.

    "It's sad, it's sad I miss him a lot, he was a great kid," said Ben Doherty, for whom the loss of his son Glen in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya never gets easier.

    "He burned alive in there," said Ben.

    The 42-year-old Winchester, Massachusetts, native was one of four Americans killed in the attack on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.

    While his father says he still wants answers, he refuses to watch the Capitol Hill testimony of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    "She's a scumbag, in my opinion," Ben said.

    Ben says he thinks Clinton failed to provide support for his son and the others killed.

    "Well I think that she pulled all the troops out of the embassy, he had no backup," said Ben, "She said it's no big deal, it's a big deal to me, he's my son and I loved him."

    But Glen Doherty's mother Barbara has a very different view of the Benghazi Committee's purpose.

    "They're looking at the wrong place. If you read carefully what was going on, many people made many mistakes, which is normal in confusion. After a few days, the facts were out, and they're really chasing the wrong person," Barbara said.

    Barbara blames the undersecretaries of state for allegedly denying money to the embassies.

    She says she's disappointed her son's death has been politicized with Clinton once again running for President.

    "They're hoping to defeat her and it's not going to work," Barbara said. 

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