Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took a shot at Hillary Clinton’s record on foreign policy as secretary of state on Sunday, saying she was “completely misguided” and “badly mistaken.”
“Hillary Clinton was completely misguided,” Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union, “and uninformed with regards to the intention of Putin, Medvedev, and Russia and her great mistake was characterized by her pressing that reset button with a great big smile on it that somehow she thought Russia was going to be our friend and ally. And she was badly mistaken.”
Romney also said there’s “no place in the world” where American interests were improved by the former secretary of state.
“Her mistaken perspective on foreign policy has lead to the fact that, frankly, there’s no place in the world that I can think of where American interests have been bettered by virtue of Hillary Clinton having served as secretary of state,” Romney said. “That’s quite an indictment. Whether it’s Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Libya, Israel, the South China Sea, I mean, look around the world.”
“That record that the secretary of state, I think, will become the focal point of the debates in 2016 when a Republican nominee goes after that record.”