Another day, another gaffe from the more "safe" and "electable" Mitt Romney.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) said yesterday that he approves of deporting an uncle to President Barack Obama who was arrested in August on a charge of drunk driving, even though the man has a driver’s license, Social Security card and no prior criminal convictions.
Speaking to Boston radio host Howie Carr yesterday, Romney was asked point-blank whether Ongyango Obama, half-brother to President Obama’s father, should be deported back to Kenya.
“Well, if the laws of the United States say he should be deported, and I presume they do, then of course we should follow those laws,” Romney replied, according to quotes transcribed by ABC News. “And the answer is yes.”
The president's half-uncle was charged with an immigration violation 20 years ago, but is currently in the country legally.
I'm sure Mitt Romney didn't know that, and I wouldn't even expect him to, which means the appropriate answer for him to give in this situation would have been "I don't know enough about the situation to comment." Not "Yes."