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Christopher Stevens' father said son's death in Libya should not be politicized

The father of Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya who was was recently killed in the consulate attack, said it would be "abhorrent" for his son's death to be politicized in the presidential election.

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US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens gives a speech on August 26, 2012 at the US embassy in Tripoli. (MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The father of Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya who was recently killed in the attack last month on the American consulate in Benghazi, said it would be "abhorrent" for his son's death to be politicized.

“It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens, 77, told Bloomberg News.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "criticized President Barack Obama for not providing adequate security in Libya, saying the administration has left the country exposed to a deadly terrorist attack" according to Bloomberg.

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Jan Stevens cautioned against drawing any conclusions before a thorough investigation, "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.”

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On “Fox News Sunday" Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said Romney "has made a concerted effort to exploit the Sept. 11 attack on a US consulate in Libya for political gain," according to the Washington Post.

There “is no doubt he is working hard to exploit this issue,” Axelrod said.

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Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed in the attack, which the US government originally attributed to an inflammatory movie trailer about the Prophet Mohammed. Investigations later showed it was the result of a coordinated terrorist attack.

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