|Hill GOP leaves Romney out on limb on Libya
By: Scott Wong
September 12, 2012 10:56 AM EDT
|Senior Republicans on Capitol Hill are leaving GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney out on a limb after he criticized President Barack Obama’s “disgraceful” handling of the assault on the U.S. embassy in Libya, which led to the death of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens.(Also on POLITICO: Romney blasts Obama ‘apology’)
Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee who personally knew Stevens, refused to assign any blame to the Obama administration.
“My heart is with Mr. Stevens, my former staff member, my friend,” Lugar told POLITICO on Wednesday. As a Pearson Fellow to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Stevens served as a staffer for Lugar in 2006. Lugar helped shepherd Stevens’s nomination as ambassador through his panel earlier this year.
“I’m not going to make any comment about the political. None,” the senator added. Continue reading “Hill GOP leaves Romney out on limb on Libya Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81103.html#ixzz26HvKagwE”