Appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) defended a recent Mitt Romney ad implying that Jeep is outsourcing its production to China is "accurate" -- something Jeep itself has denied.
Host Candy Crowley pressed him on the ad, noting that Chrysler itself called it false and asked him, "Why not take this one down?" She said the Romney campaign is alone in thinking it's accurate.
"First of all, the ad is accurate," Portman said, defending the technical claim in the ad that Jeep is producing more in China "for the Chinese market, and that's all the ad says."
The Romney surrogate defended the Republican nominee's stance on the auto bailout, arguing that he had a plan to save the ato makers.