Romney Campaign Cancels Events Out Of ‘Sensitivity’ To Storm Situation

The Romney campaign has cancelled three events scheduled for Monday and all of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s events Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy, the campaign announced Monday. “Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way,” Gail Gitcho, campaign communications director, said in a statement. 

Here’s the full statement from Gitcho: 

“Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight’s events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida. We are also canceling all events currently schedule for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney’s and Congressman Ryan’s schedule when they are available.” 

Romney will still speak in Ohio and Iowa and Ryan will still hold one event in Florida Monday, according to the statement. President Obama cancelled his events on Monday and Tuesday to remain in Washington and monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy.

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