Mitt Romney Calls On Rick Perry To ‘Repudiate’ Anti-Mormon Pastor
During a Q&A following Chris Christie‘s endorsement, Mitt Romney and the New Jersey Governor fielded a question about Rick Perry‘s anti-Mormon supporter Robert Jeffress. “I think that any campaign that associates itself with that type of conduct is beneath the office of the President United States,” Christie said. “I don’t believe that that kind of divisiveness based upon religion has a place in this country,” Romney added. “I would call upon Governor Perry to repudiate the sentiment and the remarks of that Pastor.”
Romney slammed Rick Perry for saying Jeffress’s introduction that slighted Romney “hit it out of the park” and explained that the Constitution gave him the freedom to run for President regardless of faith.
“I believe in the spirit of the founders when they suggested in crafting this country that we would be a nation that tolerated other people, different faiths, that we’d be a place of religious diversity and respect they embodied in the constitution itself. In Article Six of the Constitution, saying a religious test would not be part of selecting a candidate. I believe in the spirit of that embodiment and in the nature of the nation that’s been crafted.”
The fireworks should fly tonight during the GOP debate in Dartmouth when Romney finally faces down Perry since his anti-Mormon supporters remarks.
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