Father of Benghazi victim Sean Smith is demanding answers from the White House about why help never arrived. Smith was a computer expert working for the State Department and was one of the four Americans killed during the attack at the embassy in Libya.
The grieving father is also a former US Marine. He wants the Obama administration to explain what happened at Benghazi and why multiple calls for help were denied, according to WTSP News. Ryan Smith had this to say during an interview with the news station:
“They haven’t done anything. My son and them dialed 911 for help and they wouldn’t help them. I want whoever did this, whoever didn’t answer their phone, I want them brought to justice too. He was murdered. He was murdered. I want them to get the people who did this.”
Smith contacted Florida Representative C.W. Bill Young and asked for help getting answers to his questions. Young reportedly became a willing ally in the father’s struggle to garner more information.
The Republican congressman had this to say about Benghazi and aiding the victim’s father:
“He wants answers. Just like the rest of the country. They want to know why these American heroes were asking for help and being denied help.”
Father and son had been estranged for quite some time before terrorist attack in Libya. Ryan Smith claims he was reaching out to his son before he was killed. During his interview with WTSP, the father noted there was one positive aspect to out of the horrific tragedy. Ryan now plans to connect with his two grandchildren and other family members living in California.
Smith is working to get a permanent memorial erected in Sean’s honor at the Bay Pines V.A. hospital. He proudly recalled his son being very intelligent and stated he and the other victims did not deserve what happened to them in Benghazi, according to The Blaze.