Former State Dept. Spokesman P.J. Crowley On Fox: I Resigned, ‘I Stand By My Words’
Former spokesman for the State Department, P.J. Crowley appeared with Shepard Smith today and briefly discussed the Obama administration’s policy in Libya before addressing his own recent controversy. Crowley resigned from his position after criticizing how Bradley Manning, the Army private suspected of leaking cables to Wikileaks, was being treated while in custody. Shep revealed here that he was not happy with the result.
Shep asked why speaking the truth had to result in him losing his job, yet Crowley reaffirmed that he resigned because he had strongly-held views:
“The world has to see that we practice what we preach, I think the treatment of Bradley Manning – while the prosecution is legitimate – the restrictive treatment undermines the credibility of that prosecution and has had an effect both in terms of opinions in this country and around the world. I expressed what I said and I stand by my words.”
Shep was disappointed as he said that under the last administration we abused and tortured people and now under this administration we’re mistreating another person. Shep wondered where will it end, but thanked the now “unemployed” Crowley for returning to speak on Fox.
Watch the clip from Fox News below:
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