MSNBC's Chris Matthews admonished Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, for blaming Hillary Clinton for the death of her son in a speech she delivered at the Republican National Convention Monday night.
"I don't care what that woman up there, the mother has felt," Matthews said. "Her emotions are her own but for the country in choosing a leader, it's wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton. It's not true."
CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: I'm overwhelmed because I thought that Marcus Luttrell's remarks were fabulous and it's from a real warrior. I saw the movie. It's an amazing story about a guy who survived and at one point was generous of saving the lives potentially on the other side and ended up causing the danger he faced and, of course, Bob Dole he was shot and really maimed for life, if you really understand his injuries, trying to save the life of someone else on the battlefield.
I mean, these are true, wonderful stories. And then to pile on to that this gross accusation that somehow Hillary Clinton had anything to do with the death of Chris Stevens, the ambassador, she had nothing to do with it. Even with all the arguments with the PR afterwards, as Gene pointed out, if it's true, worst case scenario, she didn't give a straight story afterwards. That had nothing to do with the death of our great ambassador over there. I don't understand why the Republicans would choose to put this on primetime television when they have such wonderful stories of heroism.
I think it was wrong. I don't care what that woman up there, the mother has felt. Her emotions are her own but for the country in choosing a leader, it's wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton. It's not true. It's logically not true. It's manifestly not true, even if all of the arguments about what she said afterwards or Susan Rice said afterwards on Meet the Press are true and anybody who thinks about it for a second knows it's not true and I think it's wrong that they ruin their evening with this.