Candy Crowley Factchecks: Obama ‘Did In Fact’ Say Libya Attack Was Terrorism

Debate moderator Candy Crowley interjected during Mitt Romney’s remarks in Tuesday’s presidential debate, saying that President Obama “did in fact” call the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya an act of terror the day after the incident.

“I think it’s interesting, the president said something which is on the day after the attack he went in the Rose Garden — and said this was an act of terror,” Romney said, looking at Obama.

“That’s what I said,” Obama retorted.

“You said it was an act of terror, it was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?” Romney responded.

To which Crowley responded: “He did, in fact, sir. He did call it an act of terror. It did, as well, take two weeks or so for the whole idea of their being a riot out there about this tape to come out.”

 

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