BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) - In the 2016 race for the White House, the 2012 attack in Benghazi has come up again and again. One week from Election Day, WHSV's Victoria Wood sat down with the former fiancee of Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the Benghazi attacks.
Lydie Denier spoke to hundreds of students at Bridgewater College on Tuesday, calling Chris Stevens an American hero.
She saw firsthand the devotion Stevens had to serving his country, and now she serves as his voice in her new book and before next week's election.
"For September 11, he was asked to go there because they needed an American presence in Benghazi," said Denier. "You know, he didn't say I'm not going."
Stevens was one of four Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi when the U.S. Embassy was attacked: all while Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
With the election just a week away, Stevens' former fiancee Lydie Denier questions Clinton's ability to be President.
"The government was not able to save four lives, to keep four lives safe. How can you keep a country safe?"
Four years after his death, Denier wants to send a message to both Trump and Clinton, one she believes Stevens would say today.
"Put the people first! As his voice, I'm doing everything possible to make sure that what happened to him will never happen again. And that's my mission."