This afternoon at a town hall in Cleveland, Ohio, Mitt Romney took a question about the Constitution from a supporter who said she believed that President Obama was “operating outside the Constitution” and “should be tried for treason.”
Instead of challenging the absurd notion that President Obama should be tried for treason, Romney delivered a word salad about how he personally loved the Constitution and then invited the woman to explain in more detail what she meant.
The woman proceeded to spout references to Executive Orders, including one that she said involved the Secret Service restricting the rights of citizens to protest.
Romney, who is protected by a detail of Secret Service agents, said “I will be happy to look at what he has done about the Secret Service with respect to protests.”
So not only did Romney refuse to stand up to this crazy nonsense and not only did he invite the spouter of this crazy nonsense to repeat her crazy nonsense, he said he would be “happy” to look into her crazy nonsense .
Then, just a couple of minutes later:
Sorry, Mitt. You can’t have it both ways on this one. If you don’t believe her, why did you ask her to keep on talking? And why did you tell her you’d be happy to look into her allegations?