Congress candidates respond to Romney's "47 percent" comments
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two congressional candidates react to Mitt Romney's recent controversial comments that eventually made national headlines.
Romney’s comments made national news when a video surfaced of him saying that 47 percent will vote for Obama because they depend on government. In the video, Romney is secretly recorded at a private fundraiser and then posted on a liberal magazine's website.
Romney is heard saying a percentage of Americans are victims who are dependent on government because they don't pay federal income taxes.
Tonight, there is reaction from both congressional candidates. We asked US House candidates Trey Radel and Jim Roach if they could understand why some people get offended by Romney’s comments.
“I can understand why some people may be offended by it, but what we as republicans need to do is…look, we don't need people dependent on federal goverment.” Radel said.
“You shouldn't talk to anybody working that hard that's the 47 percent of the people that really look hard in this country you shouldn’t talk to them that so yes, I think it's horrible he said that.” Roach said.
The two candidates were at the Southwest Florida Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.