Mitt Romney declined to state whether he would have vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as president, which authorized indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists including U.S. citizens, during a town hall in Mount Vernon, Ohio Wednesday.
“I’ll look at that particular piece of legislation,” Romney said, responding to a question from an audience member on whether he would have vetoed it over the controversial indefinite detention provision.
Romney went on to describe a commitment both to the rights of citizens and to America’s security. He mentioned the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya and said he did not think this was a good time to pull back on America’s security efforts.
“As to that specific piece of legislation, I’m happy to take a look at that,” he said.
Update: Via BuzzFeed, Romney said during a primary debate in January that he would have signed NDAA as written.