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Deferring to Mother’s Wishes, Romney Stops Telling Navy SEAL Story

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 05:13 PM

By Todd Beamon

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The Mitt Romney campaign said on Wednesday that the GOP presidential candidate has immediately stopped discussing his chance meeting with a former Navy SEAL who died in Libya last month after a complaint from the slain soldier’s mother.

"Governor Romney was inspired by the memory of meeting Glenn Doherty and shared his story and that memory,” Romney spokesman Kevin Madden told the BuzzFeed website. “We respect the wishes of Mrs. Doherty though."
Romney first told the story of the meeting with Doherty, the former SEAL, on Tuesday. They had met at a Christmas party in San Diego. He told it again on Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, The Hill reports.

Doherty, 42, died in the Sept. 11 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that also killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two other Americans.

Doherty’s mother complained later on Tuesday to WHDH-TV about her son's death becoming political.

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