Mom of Dead Navy SEAL Says Mitt Romney Is Just Using Her Son (VIDEO)

romney Barbara Doherty is certainly NOT a Mom for Mitt. The mother of 42-year-old slain Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, Barbara has had to take a tough stance and speak out against Governor Romney in recent days, because she was fed up with the way he had been using her late son's name to win votes. 

See, while on the campaign trail, Romney's been giving a stump spiel about meeting a Navy SEAL at a Christmas party. His aim: To pay tribute to the courage of our troops, specifically Barbara's son, Glen, who upon hearing of the uproar, headed toward the action to try to defend the consulate. Tragically, Glen ended up being one of four Americans killed in the attack on the Benghazi consulate. But that sure doesn't make his story fair game for Romney to further his political agenda, his mother says.

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Barbara Doherty told local Boston ABC affiliate WHDH 7:

I don't trust Romney. He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.

Bravo, Mrs. Doherty! By the way, Barbara's not the only one totally turned off by Romney's disingenuous ways. On a Seattle radio show, a friend of the Dohertys, Elf Ellefsen, recalled of the meeting between Glen and the GOP candidate:

[Romney] actually approached [Glen Doherty], using this private gathering as basically a political venture to further his image. And Glen just believed it to be very insincere and stale.

Romney using a military man as a way to look more appealing to voters? You don't say! Wasn't it also back in the spring, while campaigning in New Hampshire, that he tried to cozy up to a Vietnam vet? Who happened to want to marry his male partner? We saw how well that turned out! Between that seriously embarrassing moment and this tragic one involving Glen Doherty, the way Romney's been attempting to leech off of servicepeople isn't just cringe-worthy ... it's disgraceful.

Thankfully, Romney has agreed to stop telling Doherty's story, in an effort to respect his mother's wishes. Well, duh. Looks like in the future, Mitt might need think twice before he tries to exploit military men and women for his own personal and political gain.

Here's the local WHDH story ...

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