Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Andrea Mitchell that Mitt Romney's completely misleading and desperate ad is "100% correct and accurate."
The ad claims that the auto-industry rescue caused Jeep production to be "shifted" to China. That was an outright lie, as my previous post, Chrysler: Romney is wrong, Jeep is not leaving for China. “It’s a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats” pointed out.
As Mitchell reminded Chaffetz, Chrysler spokesman Gualberto Ranieri disagreed:
“Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce. It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats. Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China…”
Ranieri went on to say, "A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments."
Ben LaBolt told reporters that Team Obama will air a response to Team Romney’s Jeep ad. UPDATE: Here it is:
"When the auto industry faced collapse, Mitt Romney turned his back. Even the conservative Detroit News criticized Romney for his 'wrong-headedness' on the bailout. And now, after Romney's false claim of Jeep outsourcing to China, Chrysler ITSELF has refuted Romney's lie. The truth? Jeep is ADDING jobs in Ohio."
"Mitt Romney on Ohio jobs? Wrong Then. "
"Let Detroit go bankrupt."