GOP nominee Mitt Romney made his first comments on an anti-Muslim video that has been blamed for riots in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East in an ABC News interview released Friday.
Romney said he had no plans to see the video, "Innocence of Muslims." "I think it's dispiriting sometimes to see some of the awful things people say. And the idea of using something that some people consider sacred and then parading that out a negative way is simply inappropriate and wrong. And I wish people wouldn't do it," he said. "Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do."
Romney went on, "They have the right to do that, but it's not right to do things that are of the nature of what was done by, apparently this film."