After Romney told his story of meeting Glen Doherty during a campaign rally yesterday, Barbara Doherty—mother of Glen Doherty, one of the Navy SEALs killed in the Benghazi attack—had asked Romney to stop using her son's memory to advance his political agenda.
7News spoke with Doherty’s mother.And today, Romney gave his response: he'd rather continue "humanizing" himself on the campaign trail than respect a grieving mother's wishes.
"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,” said Barbara Doherty, Glen’s mother.
There was no response from the Romney camp.
Asked whether Romney would continue to tell the story, a campaign aide told BuzzFeed he would not, now that he knew the mother's wishes.Funny how the campaign didn't care about her wishes until the national media started asking questions.
Kevin Madden added, "Governor Romney was inspired by the memory of meeting Glen Doherty and shared his story and that memory. We respect the wishes of Mrs. Doherty though."