Pro-Obama PAC leader on Romney cancer claim: ‘There’s not one fact in that ad that is wrong’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA was widely criticized after it released an ad tying Mitt Romney to the death of a cancer victim. However, Priorities USA leader Bill Burton isn’t backing down.

On MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Monday Burton denied there was anything factually incorrect in the ad.

“There’s not one fact in that ad that is wrong,” Burton said. “And I would challenge you to find one. All the facts in that ad are absolutely accurate. When that company went bankrupt, Mitt Romney was the chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Bain. And yeah, I think most Americans would agree that you own the responsibility that your company is making when you’re CEO.”

Burton explained that the ad was intended to showcase the alleged consequences of Bain Capital’s takeover of GST Steel under Romney’s leadership.

“There are real-life consequences when all these people lost their jobs, when their health insurance got canceled, when they lost their pension benefits. And some of these stories are really sad. But that doesn’t mean that they should be off-limits. This is a race about very big things — about the direction that this country is going to go in. And so we thought — if Mitt Romney wants to make his business experience the center of his campaign, we were happy to take him up on that and talk about his business experience.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics Video)

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