Romney campaign admits that Obama has deported a record number of illegals then says he hasn't decided on his policy yet. Is Romney already waffling on illegal Immigration?
A Latino-vote outreach program on Tuesday plans to stress to voters
that the president has failed on immigration reform and deported a
record number of people, said the Republican National Committee's top
Hispanic outreach coordinator.
But so far, it doesn't have a message on what Republicans would do on
the issue themselves, and specifically the plans of presumptive
Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In fact, coordinator Bettina Inclan told
reporters, Romney didn't have his immigration policy mapped out and the
RNC would not yet be able to talk about it to Latino voters.
The RNC quickly tried to take back the statement, telling reporters
who tweeted it that Inclan's words were misunderstood -- or that she was
misquoted. Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the RNC, said message
coordination between the RNC and the Romney campaign is still in its
early stages because challenger Rick Santorum only dropped out of the
race two weeks ago.
Still, the statement by Inclan seemed to indicate the RNC's lack of
message on immigration, despite an increased effort to turn out Latino
voters. Below is the full quote from Inclan, that Kukowski would later
say was misconstrued:
I think that as a candidate, to my understanding that he's
still deciding what his position on immigration is, so I can't talk
about what his proposal is going to be because I don't know what Romney
exactly -- he's talked about different issues, and what we saw in the
Republican primary is that there's a diverse opinion on how to deal with
immigration. I can't talk about something that I don't know what his
A few minutes later, after apparently reading tweets from reporters
on the phone and in the room, Kukowski said they were misreporting the
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