U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) today said that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is "way off the mark" in his criticism of Pres. Barack Obama's foreign policy
Reed — who is up for re-election in 2014 — also spoke about Mr. Obama's record on foreign policy and the weekend release of 166 pages of intelligence documents that appear to identify Libyan rebels who were working with the CIA in Benghazi, the site of a terrorist attack on Sept. 11 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The three-term senator also flatly denied that he would consider accepting the post of Secretary of Defense, should President Barack Obama win reelection in two weeks.
To that specific question, Reed answered simply: "No" before describing his work as Senator as "a great privilege."
Reed spoke with Patch following an appearance at the Smithfield Senior Center to speak about improvements in Social Security and Medicare, and to introduce a stress-management seminar hosted by Pharmacy students from the University of Rhode Island.
Watch the accompanying video [running time: 4:54] for more from today's interview.