On CNN’s wrap-up of the debate, following controversy over whether moderator Candy Crowley allowed President Barack Obama to get away with an unfair point, Crowley said that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was “right in the main” in charging that Obama did not correctly designate the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“Well, you know, again, I’d heard the president’s speech at the time,” Crowley said. “I sort of reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it. So I knew that the president had said, you know, ‘These act of terror won’t stand,’ or whatever the whole quote was.”
“And I think actually, you know, because right after that I did turn around and say,‘But you are totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate, which there wasn’t,’” she continued. “So, he was right in the main — I just think he picked the wrong word. And they’re going to parse and we all know about what the definition of ‘is’ is.”