REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY TELLS CBS NEWS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA OWES HIM AN APOLOGY
July 13, 2012
ROMNEY TELLS CBS NEWS’ JAN CRAWFORD: “THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO TALK ABOUT THE DIRECTION HE’D TAKE THE COUNTRY AND STOP THESE KINDS OF ADS AND ATTACKS THAT ARE SO DISPARATE FROM WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT”
ROMNEY ADDS: “THIS IS RECKLESS AND ABSURD ON HIS PART, AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S BENEATH HIS DIGNITY”
AN EXCERPT OF THE INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE ON CBSNEWS.COM AND WILL BE BROADCAST TONIGHT, JULY 13 ON THE “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY”
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tells CBS News Chief Legal and Political Correspondent Jan Crawford that President Obama owes him an apology. The interview will be broadcast tonight, July 13 on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
Click here to watch an excerpt of the interview on CBSNews.com. The transcript is below.
CRAWFORD: Do you think the President owes you an apology because his campaign has suggested that you’re a criminal or a liar?
ROMNEY: Absolutely. My goodness! What kind of president would have a campaign that says something like that about the nominee of another party? This is reckless and absurd on his part, and it’s something that’s beneath his dignity. I hope he recognizes that even fellow Democrats have said that. Look, the President needs to talk about the direction he’d take the country and stop these kinds of ads and attacks that are so disparate from what the American people want to talk about.
CRAWFORD: But you’d like for him to apologize?
ROMNEY: Jan, I’ve told you all I've got to say about that. I think the President has demeaned the leadership, which he should be bringing to this country.
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