Romney Gets Irritated When Reminded Of Flip-Flops: "Out Of Context"
Mitt Romney became visibly irritated with "Special Report" host Bret Baier when he confronted the presidential hopeful about his numerous nuanced positions compared to his past positions.
"Well, Bret, your list is just not accurate," Romney said, when asked by Baier about changing his stances on climate change, abortion, gay rights and immigration.
"So, one, we're going to have to be better informed about my views on issues," Mitt Romney sarcastically said to Baier.
"My view is, you can look at what's written in my book. You can look at a person who has devoted his life to his family, to his faith, to his country," he said.
Romney was also confronted about his position on illegal immigration and the meaning of the word "amnesty." Reminding Mr. Romney what his position on illegal immigration was just back in 2006, Baier reads from a statement Romney made which Baier says is a "similar position" to Gingrich's idea. Romney said "illegal immigrants "need to be allowed to stay, come out of the shadows."
"No, my view is those who are here illegally today should have the opportunity to register and to have their status identified and those individuals should get in with everyone else that's in line legally. They should not be placed ahead of the line; they should instead go at the back of the line and they should not be allowed to stay in this country and be given permanent residency or citizenship merely because they've come here illegally.
"Isn't that what Gingrich is saying?" a perplexed and shrugging Bret Baier responded.
"My view is pretty straight forward," Romney said before he once again explained his view, which seems nearly the same as former Speaker Gingrich.