In Mitt Romney‘s never ending chameleon performance on issues facing Americans, Talking Points Memo highlights another obvious change or flip flop by the leader of the Republican party, (and I use that word as loosely as possible… after all, we are talking about Mitt Romney).
Speaking to Newsmax about immigration on Friday,
Chameleon, I mean… Romney said this:
“For those that are here as the children of those who came here illegally, I want to make sure they have a permanent answer to what their status will be,” Romney said in the interview, “and I’ve indicated in my view that those who serve in the military and have advanced degrees would certainly qualify for that kind of permanent status.”
But before the words fell from Romney’s lips, his campaign put out a statement confirming that Romney didn’t know what he was talking about. In the campaign’s statement, Romney “misspoke.”
Said the statement to TPM: “The Governor was referring to his long held position that young illegal immigrants brought here as children who serve in the military should be able to obtain legal permanent residence and that we should staple a green card to the diploma of every eligible student visa holder who graduates from one of our universities with an advanced degree in math, science, or engineering,” Williams said. “He simply misspoke in this interview.”
Or as we like to call it, lying!