Chris Wallace and Gretchen Carlson sparred about Mitt Romney's response to the deadly attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on Friday's "Fox and Friends."
Romney slammed the White House's response to the attack, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, earlier this week. The GOP candidate has been flooded with criticism from the left and the right, over the accuracy and timing of his remarks.
When asked if he had a "problem" with Romney's move, Wallace suggested Friday that it was unwise of Romney to double down on his criticism.
"I think the news conference the next day — when he continued to harp on the memo when we found out that four Americans had been killed in Libya in Benghazi, including the ambassador — I think if he had that to do over again, he might reconsider that," he said.
Carlson attempted to interject, but Wallace stopped her. "If I may, Gretchen,” he said. “Having said that, there is a legitimate question to be argued about the president's foreign policy and I think that’s a debate we should have."
"Mitt Romney should have a do over on the press conference or the reporters asking the same questions six times?" Carlson asked.
"Both," he replied. "Look, four Americans were killed in Benghazi. Why are we arguing about a memo that had been sent out from a different country —"
Carlson cut him off, arguing that it was the reporters asking the questions who dictated Romney's remarks at the conference. Wallace said Romney scheduled the conference to discuss the memo.
"I’m not getting into an argument with you about this, Gretchen," he said. "What he should have been talking about, it seems to me, was the bigger issue of foreign policy and I'm not sure that the day we found out about... the first American ambassador to be killed since 1979 in action was the right day to do it."
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