Bachmann Tweaks Romney on Health Care and Social Issues
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann took aim at GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney Sunday for his lack of consistency on important issues and for the health care plan he signed as governor of Massachusetts, The Boston Globe
“The number one thing between Governor Romney and myself would be the fact that I was the lead opponent of President Obama’s Obamacare . . . Governor Romney instituted that program in Massachusetts,” Bachmann said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
On social issues, the Minnesota congresswoman and founder of the House Tea Party Caucus said there is a “sharp contrast” between her and Romney. “He has been pro-choice; I am pro-life. He has been for marriage between people of the same sex; I’m for marriage between one man and one woman.”
The Globe reports that Romney was in favor of abortion rights in his 1994 Senate race, but later became an abortion opponent.
On foreign policy, Bachmann refused to back away from comments made during Saturday’s presidential debate supporting the use of waterboarding for terror suspects. “What we’re looking at is what will save American lives,” Bachmann said.