National Federation of Republican Women
September 12, 2012
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National Federation of Republican Women Stands
With Romney in Condemning Attacks on Embassies

Obama Administration Sending Mixed Message That Conveys Weakness

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Rae Lynne Chornenky, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding the attacks on American embassies in Egypt and Libya:

"The NFRW joins Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in condemning the attacks against American embassies in Egypt and in Libya and asks all Americans to keep the families and loved ones of those slain in their thoughts and prayers.

"Under the Obama administration, we have witnessed a foreign policy of indecision and weakness, as well as a decline in American influence and respect. The administration did stand by the statement out of Egypt, which sounds akin to an apology.

"For media to criticize Governor Romney for immediately condemning the breach of the American embassies and senseless murders is ridiculous. Not only did the Obama administration wait to respond to the violent murders by Libyan protesters, but it once again sent a mixed message of American leadership's failure to be decisive and resolute. Storming U.S. missions and committing murderous acts of violence is never acceptable, no matter the reason. Any response that does not immediately and decisively make that clear conveys weakness.

"Governor Romney was justified in taking an immediate stand in the face of these tragedies. It is never too soon to stand up for American values."

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

For more information about the NFRW, visit

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