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TRANSCRIPT: Megyn Kelly's Interview With Charles Woods, Father of Former Navy SEAL Killed in Libya Attack

Earlier today on America Live, Megyn Kelly spoke with Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Woods responded to new revelations, exclusively reported by Fox News, that officials denied requests to provide assistance three separate times during the seven-hour attack on the consulate. It was Tyrone Woods who disobeyed those orders to stand down in order to come to the aid of his fellow Americans ... and he paid the ultimate price.

Here is the transcript of the interview:

MEGYN KELLY: U.S. Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was one of the four Americans killed in the terror attack. He ignored the orders to stand down. He went to the consulate to try to save those in peril. He fought to the bitter end, all the way back at the CIA annex, trying to keep the attackers at bay.

His body was found slumped over his machine gun. They believe he fired to the last moment.

His father, Charlie, is not interested in political arguments but he does want to know who in the administration made the call not to dispatch military assets that might have saved his son’s life. Instead, leaving Tyrone Woods and the other Americans to fend for themselves. Charlie Woods joins us now live by phone. Charlie, your reaction to breaking news?

WOODS: Well, thank you, I appreciate your introduction, and I do want to reiterate and really emphasize again that this is not about politics. If it were about politics, it would dishonor my son’s death. This has to do with honor, integrity and justice.

KELLY: As you learn more about his final moments, how he requested back-up twice, three times, and was denied three times, and how he ignored the orders to stand down, how he rushed to the scene to try to save the ambassador and ultimately paid with his own life for his heroism.

WOODS: This news that he disobeyed his orders does not surprise me. My son was an American hero. And he had the moral strength to do what was right, even if that would professionally cost him his job, even if it would potentially cost him his life. He was a hero who was willing to do whatever was necessary, to respond to their cries for help. If, in fact, those people from the White House were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son, Ty, had, immediately, within minutes of when they found there was the first attack, they would have sent, they would have given permission, not denied permission for those C130s to have gone up there {...] I don’t know much about weapons, but it’s coming out right now that they actually had laser targets focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son and they refused to pull the trigger, they refused to send those C30s.

To me, I'm an attorney. This may not be the legal test of murder, but to me, that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about this decision and lied about it -- are murderers of my son. That is a very strong statement for me to make, but for their benefit, they need to clear their conscience. They need to stand up and they need to change the direction of their lives. I want to say right now, you know who you are. I totally forgive you, but I hope years from now, you change the direction of your life.

KELLY: Charlie, do you feel like you are getting straight answers from the administration on this?

WOODS: This is all a pack of lies. That is one thing as the father whose son who was killed, I do not appreciate lies. I do not appreciate cowardice, and I do not appreciate lies. I'm a loving person. I love my son and I want to honor him, and I hope I’m not speaking too strongly, but I am very glad the facts are coming out right now. The reason I am even speaking up, our family had made the decision not to say anything, but after the facts came out that in real-time, the White House, minutes after the first bullet was fired, they watched my son, they denied his pleas for help. My son violated his orders in order to protect the lives of at least 30 people. He risked his life to be a hero. I wish that leadership in the White House had that same level of moral courage and heroism that my son displayed with his life.

KELLY: As we look at the beautiful pictures that you gave us of Ty when he was younger, when he was in high school, the picture of the two of you together, we remember his legacy. He is an American hero, Charlie. I will give you the last word.

WOODS: You know, I appreciate that. And I sent you those pictures of Ty in high school. And I wanted you to show those to the people out there for one reason, and that is so that people could be inspired and to know that Ty was just a normal kid. We were an imperfect family, but we were a normal family. I would hope that his legacy would live on, and that we would raise up a generation of American heroes. And that they would be inspired by his pictures and by his life. And that we would raise up a generation of American heroes that are strong morally and strong in every other aspect of their lives. We do not need another generation of liars who lack the moral strength that my son, who was an American hero, had. Thank you.

Megyn: Charlie Woods, all the best to you and your family.

WOODS: I really appreciate what’s happening. I really wish the best for those people that allowed my son to be murdered. I mean that very sincerely. I want the best for them. They need to stand up, and they need to change the direction of their lives. Thank you.

KELLY: Thank you. All the best, sir. I know I speak for a lot of our viewers when I say that your son will be missed, and we honor his memory today.

WOODS: Thank you for honoring him today.

Mr. Woods also spoke out this week on his meeting with President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, expressing his belief that their apologies for his son's death did not seem sincere.

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