Sununu: 'Gov. Romney Had to Handle Obama and Crowley, But He Handled Them Both Well'
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a top surrogate for the Romney campaign, joined Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom to talk about last night's second presidential debate. Specifically, the discussion focused on Obama's response to a question on whether the administration had denied requests for extra security around the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was attacked Sept. 11. and the performance of moderator Candy Crowley.
Sununu was not pleased
with the actions of the CNN host, saying Gov. Romney had to handle both Crowley and Obama, but did it "well." He pointed out that Crowley wrongly backed up an assertion by President Obama that he had labeled the Libya attack as terrorism on the following day (watch the clip, here)
"My good friend, Candy Crowley, stuck her nose in a couple of times where she shouldn't. She cut Mitt Romney off twice when he really deserved another round of answering, and shortchanged him a few minutes," Sununu said.
"(She) tried to cover up for Barack Obama's very dishonest statement on when he decided that terrorism was the problem involved in that Libyan tragedy. ... She admitted afterwards that her on-the-fly fact-checking was wrong, that Mitt Romney was mainly right."
Watch the full interview with Sununu: