During MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention talking head Chris Matthews flat out told viewers “I don’t care what that woman up there, the mother, has felt,” in response to a speech made by Patricia Smith, the mother of an American diplomat killed in the Benghazi terror attack.
Matthews accused the woman of lying and making slanderous statements about Hillary Clinton. He went on to criticize the Republican party for allowing the woman to speak, insinuating that she ruined the patriotic feelings at the convention and stating that she had no place to speak while “they have such wonderful stories of American heroism to speak to the American people.”
Patricia’s speech was an incredibly moving and emotionally charged speech in which she blamed Hillary Clinton personally for the death of her son. She spoke of speaking to her son moments before his death and how he told her he knew he was going to die. He explained to her that security had been bulled from the compound and that he was expecting his death. Her full speech can be heard below:
Following the speech Matthew’s was asked for his opinion on the emotional mothers message and delivery. He was blunt in his response, he stated that the GOP had “ruined their evening” with her speech and called the mother a liar. He stated on camera:
“I don’t understand why the Republicans would choose to put this on prime-time television when they have such wonderful stories of American heroism to speak to the American people, 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. I think it’s wrong that they ruined their evening with this.”
See Matthew’s full response below: