Speaking at a New York fire station, Mitt Romney commemorated the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death by visiting firefighters with former mayor Rudy Giuliani.
In a press conference held after a pizza lunch at the station (Romney had picked up a few pizzas at Joe’s in Greenwich Village before), he criticized Obama for making the death of bin Laden a campaign issue.
“Of course, I would have ordered the taking out of Osama bin Laden. Of course,” Romney remarked. “This is a person who had done terrible harm to America and who represented a continuing threat to civilized people throughout the world. Had I been president of the United States, I would have made the same decision the president made, which was to remove him.”
Giuliani called it a “big mistake” for Obama to politicize bin Laden’s death. “I think he’s mischaracterizing what Mitt Romney said,” he added.