[VIDEO] Romney 'Way Off the Mark,' Says Sen. Jack Reed

The senator from Rhode Island spoke about tonight's debate, the Benghazi document release, and other issues following a senior citizens forum Monday in Smithfield.


U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) today said that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is "way off the mark" in his criticism of Pres. Barack Obama's foreign policy

Reed — who is up for re-election in 2014 — also spoke about Mr. Obama's record on foreign policy and the weekend release of 166 pages of intelligence documents that appear to identify Libyan rebels who were working with the CIA in Benghazi, the site of a terrorist attack on Sept. 11 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The three-term senator also flatly denied that he would consider accepting the post of Secretary of Defense, should President Barack Obama win reelection in two weeks.

To that specific question, Reed answered simply: "No" before describing his work as Senator as "a great privilege."

Reed spoke with Patch following an appearance at the Smithfield Senior Center to speak about improvements in Social Security and Medicare, and to introduce a stress-management seminar hosted by Pharmacy students from the University of Rhode Island.


Watch the accompanying video [running time: 4:54] for more from today's interview.

Joe Sousa. October 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM
The thing about Jack Reed that works for RI is he will be able to work with the new President . With Obama The navy and civilian work force in Newport are in jeopardy . Romney understands New England's economy.
Lee October 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Naome, If Vinne won't say it I wil, I am saying that Fox is every bit as much of a news outlet as CNN, MSNBC and Mediamatters. Sure they, The Daily Kos etc, are very informed by the Dems talking points, do you disgree? If so, why do they all come up with the same story line all at the same time, Dem talking points?
Bryan Palumbo October 24, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Naome, I said bankrolled terrorist groups not "bankrolled Al Qaeda". They funded the Abu Nidal Group, Hamas, Hezbollah, Ansar Al-Sunna (now known as Ansar Al-Islam, he also let them have a base within Iraq), The Palestinian Liberation Front, and he also paid $25k to each family of someone who conducted a suicide bombing against Israel. Also, that Citation you provided... you should find one for WW1, WW2, The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The war against Mexico, the War against Spain, the Civil War, the Crimean War, The Zulu War, the Peloponnesian War, because in each one there were people who made money. That said, a lot of those companies provided services which a military organization is not equipped or manned to handle. For instance Haliburton ran a lot of dining facilities. Back in the 80s the military had enough cooks to feed the whole military. In the 90s, a certain Mr. Clinton cut the military down to bear bones and we started using contractors... not only overseas but even in the dining facilities in the states. I also worked with L3, they managed our interpreters. I also worked with Aegis who provided a skill set that we didn't have in areas I can't really talk about on here. You can ignore the 14 points for going to war with Iraq all you want. You can ignore them shooting at us, trying to kill a President, ect, I can't make you look at facts, so enjoy your conspiracy theories.
Leave RI October 24, 2012 at 01:29 AM


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