Jen Psaki, traveling press secretary for the Obama campaign, called comments from the Romney campaign that the deadly attacks in Libya last week could have been avoided if Mitt Romney were president "outrageous" and an indication that the campaign may not be "ready for prime time" in an interview on CNN's "Starting Point" Monday.
"I have to say that's an absolutely outrageous statement," Psaki said. "Many Republicans have come out and said it's an outrageous statement."
“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” top Romney adviser Richard Williamson told the Washington Post last week. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated… In Egypt and Libya and Yemen, again demonstrations — the respect for America has gone down, there’s not a sense of American resolve and we can’t even protect sovereign American property."
Psaki argued that Williamson's statement is an indication that Romney might not be ready for prime time or the oval office. "When you have advisers making statements like that, I think it really brings into question whether Mitt Romney and his team are ready for prime time and ready to face a crisis like inevitably he would if he were elected president," she said.