Romney accuses Biden for giving 'misleading statements' over Libya's US consulate attack
US Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has accused Vice-President Joe Biden for giving misleading statements on last month's attack on the American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Biden was asked in Thursday's debate with Romney running mate Paul Ryan, if the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi had requested more security ahead of the September 11 attack that left the US ambassador and three other Americans dead.
Biden said 'we weren't told' about requests for extra security in the country.
"Well, we weren't told they wanted more security again. We did not know they wanted more security again," he said.
According to the BBC, Romney said that his statement 'directly contradicted the sworn testimony of state department officials.'
Romney told supporters in Virginia, on Friday that 'when the vice-president of the United States directly contradicts... the sworn testimony of state department officials, American citizens have a right to find out what's going on'.
White House spokesman Jay Carney, however, later said that Biden was referring only to himself and President Barack Obama when he said "we weren't told".