At a town hall in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, Mitt Romney took a question about the Supreme Court by a woman in the audience who in her preceding remarks said Obama is "operating outside the structure of our Constitution," and should be "tried for treason."
Romney didn't dispute the woman's suggestion that Obama should be tried for treason, but instead continued with his answer, saying he would respect the different branches of government if elected president.
"I happen to believe that the Constitution was not just brilliant, but that it was inspired, and so was the Declaration of Independence," Romney said.
He then took a follow-up question from the same woman regarding the rights of citizens to protest and the Secret Service.
“I will be happy to look at what he has done about the Secret Service with respect to protests," Romney said.
Update: Washington Post reporter Phillip Rucker tweets that following the event, Romney said he doesn't agree with the woman's belief that Obama should be tried for treason:
Asked at ropeline whether he agrees with supporter who called for Obama to be tried for treason, Romney tells WP & NYT: "No, of course not."— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 7, 2012
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