Pat Smith, the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, took a lot of heat from the Left over her Hillary-blaming speech at the Republican National Convention this week. One GQ writer even launched a death threat against her. But the same group will no doubt rejoice at the lineup of speakers scheduled for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
In light of the ire shown towards the mother of someone murdered because of the actions, or non-actions in this case, of public servants, it's surprising to learn that an entire evening of the DNC will be dedicated to the mothers of those that died during confrontations with police officers.
Slated to speak at this year's DNC are the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Dontré Hamilton, Jordan Davis, Hadiya Pendleton, and Sandra Bland, collectively known as Mothers of the Movement.
In Smith's speech, she called Hillary Clinton out, blaming her inactions and lies as causing the death of her son in Libya. Leftist media outlets, like MSNBC, and its anchors, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, complained on air that Smith's speech "ruined the night" for them and was "impossible" to watch. Yet, they will be tuned in to hear these mothers bash law enforcement and applaud their accusations of a racist criminal justice system.
As The Daily Wire notes:
There is one member who should speak: Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton. Pendelton was a 15-year-old girl who performed at events surrounding Obama’s second inauguration, then was murdered by gang members in Chicago weeks later. But undoubtedly she won’t target Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, for his failure to crack down on crime in the city; she won’t blame the culture of gang violence fostered by the Democratic Party, which ignores single motherhood and cultural deprivation as rationales for violence. Instead, she’ll likely talk gun control.
But the facts are undeniable with Benghazi: Sean Smith was killed and Clinton and others in the Obama administration lied about the events leading up to and surrounding his death. But in matters of alleged police brutality, an entire narrative has been manufactured, as evidenced by the "hands up, don't shoot" propaganda, and has fueled the so-called Black Lives Matter movement, leading to great division and the targeting and deaths of police officers around the country.