Biden defends administration's handling of Libya attack
Reaction from Team Romney
- Duration 6:57
- Date Oct 12, 2012
Reaction from Team Romney
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New outlets -- vice president Joseph Biden tried to take attention off the administration's slow response to the attack and Libya by saying this.
Why were people talking about protest when people in the consulate.
First saw armed men attacking with guns there were no protests because -- -- that -- We want -- we were told by intelligence community.
Intelligence community told us that as they learn more facts about exactly what happened they change to their assessment there's when there's a crisis we pulled together.
We pull together as a nation but as I said it before we know what happened in the ambassador.
The governor is holding a press conference was holding a press conference that's not presidential leadership.
Earlier in the day the Obama camp blamed the Romney Ryan -- it.
For making Libya a political issue and -- his senior advisors is on the campaign and he is our guest this morning good morning to add.
Good morning -- good to be with you thank you so who's telling the truth because the State Department personnel testified on Capitol Hill under oath.
Wednesday saying that they did in fact have that information from intelligence sources and that they were asked for security and dating again it.
And Joseph Biden seem to have a difference right last night.
-- completely contradicting.
What was the sworn testimony.
State Department employees in security personnel who said that they had requested more security.
And Ben Ghazi and that it was turned down and then last night.
Joseph Biden said that they've been.
More aware of any requests for security nobody asked fort.
Now -- but -- wrong either the State Department.
Officials in sworn testimony before congress.
Or Joseph Biden in front of the American people and a vice presidential debates and I think that's one of the stories today that people are gonna -- -- figure out.
Who was telling the truth here was that there was that the State Department officials in -- in the hearing or Joseph Biden on the debate stage last night and we'll -- That's it if he's continuing to mislead the American people is this -- White House is done and the administration has done.
That's a real problem.
Ed do you think -- Paul Ryan lost some ground on foreign policy and a former chairman of the -- relations committee out there has been vice president.
As -- -- chairman of the budget committee of the house fifty years difference between them.
A lot of people think he came up short -- deal.
Not at all in fact I thought that -- making the case for strong leadership -- not receding in the world as we've seen under the Obama negotiations leading from behind.
Approach Paul Ryan made a great case when he came to a ran when he came to.
Dealing with Syria when he came to our -- our strongest ally in the in the region Israel.
Talking about Libya I thought that across the board.
Matters of foreign affairs it was.
Paul Ryan the way that he matched and and infect -- Vice President Biden if you look at the the some of the flash results in terms of who people thought was stronger in the in the debate.
Most Americans thought that it was Paul Ryan.
Well -- -- in the in the category.
Here's something where Joseph Biden blew away Paul Ryan.
-- that was in interruptions.
And it's marks and inappropriate laughs.
I know the Paul Ryan said goalie and he expected that the vice president would come at him like a cannonball.
Well he did.
And some on the right you're seeing you -- -- Paul Ryan should have probably given it back a little more why didn't.
Thought I thought Paul Ryan was very strong and make in the case for the path that the or Ryan Romney -- -- the -- -- -- would take the the country in terms of a stronger middle class.
And look -- -- I'm not sure anyone told Vice President Biden that there is they split screen shot here -- -- excellent and this debate.
And I thought that you know these are very serious issues and I -- you know -- let the American people.
You know how about how vice president Vice President Biden did in terms of his facial expressions -- -- chuckles.
Just think and and even in politics a long time some people are saying that.
That they haven't seen anything like this and and in forty years and -- he did you think it was disrespectful.
To all right.
You know I thought it was.
Really disrespectful to the American people -- -- -- when you're talking about some very serious issues and people's.
You know there there.
Quality of life and there.
Jobs and falling incomes.
You know I think that that that serious and and Joseph Biden seemed -- at times find those topics and using I'm -- the most Americans watching you know felt that way.
But that would -- you know the the problem for them -- Gretchen is not style it's substance and the record and once again last night.
Joseph Biden could not defend the failed policies of the past four years and he couldn't say how they would make things any better over the next four years because they've.
They -- policies wouldn't you have budget was one of the strong suits of Paul Ryan he talked about the difference between.
What we needed and what we got from the president -- Yours run the problems to fix problems.
President Obama has not even put a credible plan on the table and in the and it is four years to deal with -- debt crisis.
At best two budgets to deal with -- Mitt Romney's put ideas on the table the president wants to say he has a plan.
He gave a speech we asked his budget office can we -- the plan they sent us this Press Secretary he was a copy of the speech.
Witness at congressional what -- tell us what -- Obama's plan is prevented that crisis has said it's a speech we can't estimate speechless he say.
That's what would get in this administration speeches.
But we're not getting leadership Mitt Romney is uniquely qualified.
To fix these problems.
In three years -- and -- only -- simple majority in the senate he had the majority in numbers but not the democratic support.
Yeah it's remarkable.
And what Paul Ryan said is true by the way Brian the the fact is in terms of scoring.
They never put forward anything that the Congressional Budget Office could actually analyzing crunch numbers on -- -- they've literally referred to the budget committee to.
The Press Secretary and they gave them a copy of the speech that's exactly -- all right so that's a failure of leadership.
That's not how you get things done in Washington that the the executive has to lead.
And as we saw on -- and the recent book by Bob Woodward there's been a failure of leadership here on the part of the president.
And that would be fixed with governor Romney is president he knows how to work across the -- get things done as governor of Massachusetts.
-- 85% democratic legislature he was able to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- It has little hook get Bob look at that look at that say things that probably see yet again next Wednesday after the presidential debate Tuesday night thanks -- have a good weekend that we'll talk -- on radio sure thank you are.