Ambassador Stevens' Sister Responds To Benghazi Report:  ' I Don't Blame Hillary Clinton'
June 29, 2016

After the release of Trey Gowdy's highly political report on the Benghazi attacks, Dr. Anne Stevens, the sister of Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died during the attack was interviewed in the New York Times and said Hillary Clinton wasn't at fault for her brother's death.

I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta. They were balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world. And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had. The Benghazi Mission was understaffed. We know that now. But, again, Chris knew that. It wasn’t a secret to him. He decided to take the risk to go there. It is not something they did to him. It is something he took on himself.

Dr. Stevens was also not happy about the blatant politicization of her brother's death when she added, "Every report I read that mentions him specifically has a political bent, an accusatory bent."

She also had harsh words for those using the "original talking points" surrounding the video when she said, "But, frankly, it doesn’t matter that that was the thinking, that night, about why the attack occurred. It’s irrelevant to bring that up again and again. It is done purely for political reasons."

Dr. Stevens also said this about the constant barrage of attacks on Hillary, "I don’t see any usefulness in continuing to criticize her. It is very unjust."

The politicization of the Benghazi attacks has been a low point for American politics and for Republicans in Congress overall and the Chris Stevens family sees it for what it was.

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