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Priebus: Obama ‘Point Blank Lied’ About Libya During Debate

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 12:40 AM

President Barack Obama “point-blank lied” about Libya during the presidential debate Tuesday night, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told Newsmax TV, and he will not get away with it.

“I think the president indicted himself” on the Libya issue, Priebus said. “He point-blank lied on Libya. He never called it a terrorist attack. At the end of the speech in the Rose Garden, he said that ‘Acts of terror won’t shake the nation,’ then he went on seven times and talked about the fact that this thing was from a YouTube video. So he’s not going to get away with this. This is going to be circling the president now for days and days, so in any event, I thought it was a great night.”

Priebus said the Libya issue will carry on to the next debate.

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“I think it’s going to keep being discussed,” he said. “But the issue with this president is not only has everything gone wrong domestically, but now we’re seeing his foreign policy is no better. So overall you have to look at this president’s record and say, ‘Hey what have you done well?’ There’s very little to point to.”

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He continued, “Whenever Gov. Romney starts indicting the president as to just where we are and the facts, where we are with your promises, why he didn’t get it done, it is very bad for this president, and he’s defenseless to the truth of where we’re at in this economy.”

"President Obama is not just wasting money. President Obama is borrowing money from China, first, and then turning around and wasting the money."

Overall, Priebus said, “I thought it was a great night for Gov. Romney, a great night in laying out the plan, laying out a vision. A horrible night for Barack Obama. No comeback on where we are in this economy. He was totally indicted on the truth as to where we are at in this economy. He point-blank lied on Libya, which he’s going to have to deal with, so now his Libya headache is going to be worse.”

Priebus concluded, “One thing you don’t do is when things are going wrong, you don’t just point-blank lie, and I think the moderator helped him out on that, but we’ll leave that aside. Overall, good night. We’re feeling great. We’ve got a boost of energy again from Gov. Romney’s performance, and it’s off to the races tomorrow.”

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