Ros-Lehtinen: Don’t Expect Romney To Become More Moderate

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a Romney supporter, says that even though she disagrees with Mitt Romney on immigration, she does not expect him to moderate his stance, according to an interview with the Miami Herald. More broadly, she warns, no one should vote for Romney because they think he is actually more moderate than he comes across.

Asked whether she believes that Romney adopted hard-line positions to win over the ultra-conservative wing of his party, and that he will shift to the center if elected president, Ros-Lehtinen said, “Nobody should vote for Mitt Romney thinking that he will change his positions.” She added that nobody should cast a vote for Romney thinking that “he says x, but he will do y.”


“He says he does not support the Dream Act, and I wouldn’t want somebody to vote for Mitt Romney [thinking] that I and Mario Diaz-Balart [R-Miami], and others will make Mitt Romney change his mind. It’s not possible,” she said.


“Mitt Romney says he does not support the Dream Act, and I think he is a person who stands by what he says, and won’t change his mind,” she said.

Ros-Lehtinen disagrees with Romney on immigration, a point she reiterated in the interview.