Romney's Anti-Muslim Bigotry Gets Worse

Mitt Romney ran into a little trouble yesterday, when the Christian Science Monitor ran an account in which Romney said that he "cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified" for a Muslim. The Republican presidential hopeful, later in the day, denied the whole thing.

Unfortunately for Romney, there are more witnesses suggesting he's lying. Greg Sargent explains:

[A]s we reported earlier today, we located two GOPers in Nevada who say that Romney had in fact been asked a similar question and given a similar answer at another event three months ago. George Harris, a state GOP official, told us that he asked Romney at a private fundraiser if he would have any Muslims in his Cabinet. According to Harris, Romney's reply was "most likely not."

We've now discovered that there's a contemporaneous account of this episode in something called Liberty Watch Magazine, which Harris publishes.

I suspect if a leading Democratic candidate announced publicly that he or she would, if elected, discriminate against a religious minority, it'd be a fairly big deal.


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