Anti-Clinton group shows grave of fallen ambassador in TV ad

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political action committee that opposes Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid has aired a TV ad showing the grave of Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador killed in Benghazi, Libya.

The 30-second ad by the Stop Hillary PAC aired on CNN in selected media markets during Tuesday's Democratic debate. It also shows photos of Stevens and three other Americans killed during the 2012 attacks.

Democrats on the House Benghazi committee condemned the ad and said Stevens' image was used without his family's permission. Democrats urged the panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, to use his influence to get the ad removed immediately.

Dan Backer, treasurer of the anti-Clinton group, said the ad was designed to "convey as powerful a message as possible" about the tragedy and Clinton's possible role in it.