Debate Moderator Candy Crowley Responds to Criticism over Libya Fact-Check

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Second Presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley appeared on CNN’s show ‘Starting Point’ to address critics’ complaints who said that she backtracked on her fact-check of Mitt Romney during the debate.

Second Presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley appeared on CNN’s show ‘Starting Point’ to address critics’ complaints who said that she backtracked on her fact-check of Mitt Romney during the debate.

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Crowley challenged Republican Presidential Candidate during a discussion of the attacks on Libya. When Romney claimed that President Obama did not call the attacks on US consulate in Benghazi as an ‘act of terror’ for weeks, Obama protested and Crowley interjected to support the president.

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In her recent interview Crowley said that Romney was actually the first person who came up to her and congratulated her for her job as a moderator.  She also said that Romney was right in blaming Obama administration over the attacks, but the words he chose were not appropriate.

The host of the show Soledad O’Brienalso presented Crowley with the statement made by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in which he said that Crowley has “already back-tracked” on her remark. “Listen,” Crowley explained, “what I said on that stage is the same thing I said to you, actually, last night.”

However, it was worth noting that both parts of her comment drew applause from the audience.

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