October 18th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

McCain: Romney missed opportunity in Benghazi discussion

By Ashley Kilough

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday said Mitt Romney missed an opportunity to go after the president over Libya in the second presidential debate.

Asked whether Romney failed to press President Barack Obama on the administration's handling of last month's consulate attack, the Arizona senator said "in a way, he did" on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

During the debate, Obama said he referred to the Libya attack as an "act of terror" the day after the violence last month. Romney disputed the claim, sparking a fiery exchange over whether the president used the term.

President Obama on Benghazi: I am "always responsible" 

On Wednesday, some political observers noted Romney spent too much time over the semantics, rather than moving on and asking more questions about the security of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the U.S. facility on September 11, 2012.

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  1. Marquis Marler


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  3. RQ

    The GOP will do anything, say anything and sleep with anyone to further "their own agenda".
    How fricken un-American to try and use the Libya tragedy for political gain when our people died horrible deaths.
    McCain, I used to hold you in high regard, now I am ashamed of you because you're becoming another GOP political whip.
    I can't wait to vote all you crappy, self interest serving, bought congressmen out on your butts.
    Election day is coming – Hooray!!

    October 19, 2012 at 4:09 am | Reply
  4. RoMoney's Horse

    I make a RoMoney noise when I walk. Flippity Flop, Flippity Flop, Flippity Flop. Neeeeeeeeeee.

    October 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  5. Paul "Look at MEEE!!! I'm working in a soup kitchen!!!" Ryan

    And McCain chose Palin over RoMoney!!!!!!! Now THAT ought to tell you a LOT about RoMoney!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply

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