Washington, Oct. 19: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, answered some uncomfortable questions about her husband during an interview with an American channel.
Ann, who appeared on ABC News ‘The View’ on Thursday, was earlier going to appear with her husband, after he made less-than-flattering remarks about the show’s hosts.
The interview seemed somewhat tense, but turned especially awkward when co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked Ann to clarify if her husband did not serve in the military for religious reasons.
“Now, I believe that your religion doesn’t allow you to go fight,” Goldberg said.
“No, that’s not correct,” the Huffington Post quoted Romney as responding, adding: “We have many, many members of our faith that are serving in armed services”.
“OK, um, well I say that because when I read about your husband, what I had read, and maybe you can correct this, is that the reason that he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion,” Goldberg asked, adding: “That’s what I read, I’m sorry.”
“No, that’s not correct,” Romney said, adding: “He was serving his mission. My five sons have also served their mission.”
Romney later added, “I sent them away as boys and they came back men.” (ANI)