Bob Garon, the Vietnam veteran who
asked Mitt Romney his thoughts on gay marriage, says Romney “doesn't
know about the Constitution.”
Romney approached Garon, 63, on Monday
during a campaign stop at Chez Vachon diner in Manchester, New
Garon asked Romney about New Hampshire
Republicans' plans to repeal the state's 2-year-old gay marriage law.
“I support repeal of the New
Hampshire law. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
That's my view,” Romney told Garon.
“It's good to know how you feel,”
Garon said. “That you do not believe that everyone is entitled to
their constitutional rights.”
“No, actually, I think at the time
the Constitution was written it was pretty clear that marriage is
between a man and a woman,” Romney said. “And I don't believe
the Supreme Court has changed that.”
During an appearance on MSNBC's
Hardball, Garon said he was surprised by Romney's answer.
“Well, I was very surprised,” Garon
said. “First, I'm not a professor of the Constitution. I didn't
know he was either. I didn't know that the Constitution made it
clear what a marriage was … between a man or a woman. There's
nowhere in the Constitution that I can remember that it says anything
about that. And here's a man that plans to be in the White House and
apparently he doesn't know about the Constitution either. I was
dumbfounded. I just don't know where he came up with that kind of
information.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
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