Romney Slams Both Obama For Handling Of Russian Threat

wochit politics
March 23, 2014 AT 8:35 AM
2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney charged Sunday that both President Barack Obama had bungled the handling of U.S. relations with Russia. With Russian forces poised on the border of Ukraine and with Russia having already annexed the Crimea, Romney said in an interview on CBS's Face the Nation, “the president’s naïveté with regards to Russia... has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. Unfortunately... the president wasn’t able to shape the kinds of events he may have been able to prevent” the Russian seizure of Crimea and the threat to eastern Ukraine. Romney also criticized former secretary of state Hilary Clinton in his remarks. During their final debate in October of 2012, Obama mocked Romney’s concern about Russian power.