Gold-star mother of Navy SEAL hero asks Mitt Romney to stop exploiting his death

For those who do not wait for the nonpartisan investigations about events in Libya to report, and prefer to make partisan attacks to exploit the death of Americans, I would simply respond this way. If they want to discuss lying in public life, I propose we begin an extended discussion about the role of those who falsely claimed weapons of mass destruction in order to frighten people to justify the invasion of Iraq. Perhaps we can discuss those who shamefully disclosed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, and were less than candid about their role. As the attacks against Secretary of State Clinton continue, I repeat my view that those who make them are making a big mistake.

It is sad that the mother of an American hero killed in action serving our nation as a Navy SEAL was so upset by Mitt Romney using her son's heroic death to play partisan politics that she felt compelled as a matter of honor to ask Mitt Romney to stop doing this. The recent story in The Hill fully described this sad situation.

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It is sad that in a desperate partisan plea for votes, House Republicans now try to exploit the death of an American ambassador for political gain, rather than waiting for the results of a nonpartisan, independent investigation.

Have these Republicans no shame?

Regarding these attacks on Hillary Clinton, the war on women is bad enough, the war on Hillary is shameful, and I predict that Republicans will lose both of these wars.

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