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Father of slain Libyan US envoy slams GOP ‘for politicizing son’s death’

Washington, Oct. 15 (ANI): The father of Christopher Stephens, the United States ambassador who was killed in the attack in Libya last month, has said that he does not want the death of his son to become part of campaign-season politics.

“It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens said.

Stevens added that he thought his son’s death is being ‘adequately investigated’.

“We don’t pretend to be experts in security. It has to be objectively examined. That’s where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena,” Stevens, 77, an attorney and registered Democrat, said.

According to CBS News, the Romney campaign has highlighted the Libya attacks during campaign trails, as evidence of President Barack Obama’s failing foreign policy.

“I’m not sure exactly what he’s been saying and not saying, but our position is it would be a real shame if this were politicized,” Stevens said, referring to Romney.

“Our concern now is memorializing Chris and remembering his contribution to the country,” he added

Immediately after the September 11 attacks that killed four Americans, including the ambassador, the Obama administration blamed an American-made anti-Muslim video that sparked protests across the Middle East, the report added. (ANI)