October 17, 2012
CHAFFETZ TELLS CROWLEY TO HER FACE: 'IT'S NOT YOUR PLACE'
On Soledad O’Brien’s program on CNN this morning, Candy Crowley said she was simply trying to move the debate along when she sided with Obama on the Rose Garden speech. She said she did not think it a “leap” to interpret that the Rose Garden setting and occasion of Benghazi meant that the president, in his speech, was indeed referring to Benghazi when he spoke about “no acts of terror…” She said both Romney and Obama looked at her in a way that indicated they, too, had wanted to move on to another topic.
Rep. Chaffetz, seated at the same roundtable with Crowley, then told Crowley to her face, albeit respectfully, that “it’s not your place” to serve as fact-checker at that particular moment, and added: “I happen to believe your assessment was wrong.”