Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is either lying about the words she spoke to the families of the Benghazi victims or her memory is failing her, the father of one of the Navy SEALs killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate said Tuesday.
Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, one of four Americans killed in the attack, reacted to Clinton's claim that family members of the victims "may not fully recall everything that was or wasn't said" by her in the aftermath of the attack.
"There are two options. One is that either Mrs. Clinton is lying or else she has a bad memory because of her age or her head injury that she suffered," Woods said Tuesday during a Fox News interview.
Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, a Navy SEAL killed in the Benghazi attack, reads the words he said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told him from a notebook he kept. (Image source: Fox News)
Woods then pulled out a little black notebook that he said he uses to write down events that he wishes to remember.
"I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand," Woods read from the book. "And she said, 'We are going to have the filmmaker arrested' who is responsible for the death of my son."
"Now, that has nothing to do with my memory. This is just a contemporaneous writing," he added.
Woods continued to argue that the former secretary of state blamed the attack on a video "in private to the families that were grieving and then a half hour later she said basically the same thing as far as causation to the American public."
During an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace over the weekend, Clinton disputed claims that she blamed a video for the attack on the U.S. embassy.
"As other members of families who lost loved ones have said, that’s not what they heard," Clinton said. "I don’t hold any ill-feeling for someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said."