On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow provided a brief history of Mitt Romney’s “half-cocked” foreign policy remarks.
Most recently, the Republican presidential candidate attacked the Obama administration for allegedly “apologizing” to angry Muslims who violently protested at the U.S. embassy in Cairo. The protesters were upset by a crude anti-Islam film produced in the United States that mocked the Prophet Muhammad.
Romney said it was “disgraceful” that the diplomats in Cairo released a statement “to sympathize” with the attackers. But the statement was released before the protests took place in an attempt to quell Muslim outrage in Egypt. Romney later doubled-down on his remarks, saying the statement “apologized for American values.”
“A part of the U.S. government was under attack, Mitt Romney responded while the attack was still going on to attack that same part of the U.S. government,” Maddow said.
The liberal MSNBC host noted that Romney’s controversial foreign policy comments had not only drawn criticism from Democrats, but from fellow Republicans as well.
“To give you a sense of the magnitude of this screw-up, even just generic mainstream journalists and commentators… even they were shocked by how far this was outside what is considered to be responsible by anybody who wants to be taken seriously in American politics.”
Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: