he father of Ambassador Chris Stevens, one of four Americans killed in a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, says those deaths shouldn't be used as political fodder. "It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue," says Jan Stevens, 77. House Republicans and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are criticizing President Obama for inadequately protecting the U.S. diplomats, then not being upfront about what happened in the attack. "The security matters are being adequately investigated," Stevens said. "It has to be objectively examined. That's where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena." The State Department is updating him on the progress of the investigation, Stevens says.
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