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GOP Attacks Romney on Libya

Is Mitt Romney hoping to make his own mess to distract from the clashes overseas? Republicans sought to distance themselves from Romney on Wednesday after the presidential contender attacked President Obama over the response to the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya. “He bobbled it,” said Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers. Key Republicans such as New York Rep. Peter King, Peggy Noonan, and Mark Salter criticized Romney’s response. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Rep. Jon Kyl compared the U.S. embassy’s statement in Cairo to a judge telling a rape victim “you asked for it because of the way you dressed.”

September 13, 2012 6:37 AM