12/30/2011 10:14 pm ET

Mitt Romney Says He Won't Cry When Discussing Parents

The man was referring to an event in Iowa earlier Friday morning where Newt Gingrich began to tear up when speaking about his deceased mother.

Romney did his best to deflect the tasteless joke by saying he does cry for them, but not right then.

"I won't cry, but I have nothing to be ashamed of in that regard," he said.

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