The RNC is attacking President Obama for denying that his deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, called Mitt Romney a felon in a new web ad Tuesday, a day after Obama denied that his campaign had called Romney a felon. “Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon,” Obama said to White House reporters Monday.
The ad shows Obama’s denial, then cuts to Cutter’s statement from last month. “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony,” Cutter says. Though not in the ad, Cutter went on to say, “or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments.”
The RNC ad displays text after the Cutter quote which reads: “President Obama: Willing to ignore the truth in order to hold on to power.”
“After spending weeks refusing to denounce his Super PAC’s scurrilous ad against Mitt Romney, President Obama once again failed to lead. Worse yet, the President falsely alleged no one in his campaign had accused Mitt Romney of committing a crime,” said Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said in a statement Monday, via The Hill. “President Obama’s failure to stand up to dishonest rhetoric and attacks demonstrates yet again he’s diminished the office that he holds and his record is nothing more than business as usual in Washington.”
h/t The Hill