Mitt Romney

Romney Allies Defend His Response on Embassy Attacks

White House blamed

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Social conservatives on Friday wholeheartedly embraced Mitt Romney's "no apologies" response to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt that took the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The GOP presidential nominee had faced widespread criticismearlier in the week for prematurely politicizing the events and misstating the facts.

But speaking before a riled-up crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., which drew about 2,000 attendees, speakers ranging from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to evangelical activist Gary Bauer castigated President Barack Obama and his administration for bowing to "radical Islamists" at the expense of American security, going so far as to blame the White House for the events that unfolded this week.