Romney Declines To Take Position On NDAA At Town Hall

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.