Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday was confronted by an angry heckler who accused him of “politicizing” the death of the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Ryan in Libya to gain an advantage over President Barack Obama.
“Why are you politicizing Libya?” the man screamed at the Fairfax, Virginia, rally. “Why are you politicizing Libya?”
At that point, Romney supporters in the crowd began to chant “U-S-A!” and “Mitt! Mitt!”
The Associated Press reported that supporters also attempted to cover the man’s face with a Romney-Ryan campaign sign, but he ripped it up and left the event.
Romney on Wednesday had used the death of Stevens to score political points by accusing Obama of “sympathizing” with the enemy after the U.S. embassy in Libya released a statement condemning the anti-Muslim film.