Rep. Westmoreland visits News Leader 9

Rep. Westmoreland visits News Leader 9

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Exactly four weeks out from the presidential election, a U.S. Congressman from Georgia stopped by News Leader 9 today to give his take on some hot-button political issues.

Lynn Westmoreland, 62, just got re-elected to his fifth term with the U.S. House of Representatives and predicts that Governor Mitt Romney will beat President Barack Obama 52 to 48 percent on November 6.

He says if President Obama is re-elected, the stalemate between Democrats and Republicans will only get worse.

We also asked Congressman Westmoreland about the mess in the Middle East and the recent deadly attacks in Libya.

"It's hard for us to believe it wasn't premeditated," Westmoreland said. "Gimme a break. It was on 9-11...It has nothing to do with their religion. It has something to do with radical Islam that count jihad as their goal."

As for the election, the congressman is confident Georgia will stay red for Romney. He compared President Obama's performance in last week's debate to UGA's football field blown out at South Carolina on Saturday.

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