New Hampshire Republicans are standing solidly behind New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown, who drew criticism Friday for saying Americans "would not be worrying about Ebola right now" if Mitt Romney had won election in 2012.
"Mitt would've managed Ebola crisis much better than incompetent amateur Obama" the state party said in a tweet on Friday afternoon.
Earlier Friday, Brown told Fox News Radio that a President Romney would have handled the Ebola situation far better than President Obama has.
“Gosh can you imagine if Mitt was the president right now?” said Brown. “He was right on Russia, he was right on Obamacare, he was right on the economy. And I guarantee you we would not be worrying about Ebola right now and, you know, worrying about our foreign policy screw ups.”
While campaigning in New Hampshire this week, Romney had similar criticism for both President Obama and the CDC over their handling of the Ebola crisis, and joined many of his fellow Republicans in calling for a ban on flights from West Africa.
“Look, this administration couldn’t run the IRS right, and it apparently isn’t running the CDC right,” he said then. “I’m glad he’s stopping campaigning for a couple of days and finally focusing on this. This is the lives of the American people, and we have to treat this with real seriousness and sobriety, and I don’t see that yet.”
Brown has stumped with both Romney and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) this week. Brown praised both men, but reserved special praise for Romney, currently enjoying renewed popularity within the party as sources suggest suggest he is weighing a third presidential bid in 2016.