STATEMENT FROM ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT SENIOR ADVISOR TOM RATH:
“Mitt Romney successfully used the line-item veto more than 844 times to cut excess government spending while he was Governor. As President, he will fight to make sure Washington holds the line on spending and he’ll work to restore the line-item veto as a tool to cut excessive spending.
“There’s a fundamental difference between Governor Romney’s position and that of Mayor Giuliani. Rudy Giuliani was wrong to oppose the line item veto as mayor, which a Republican Congress put in place to bring fiscal discipline to Washington. By fighting the line item veto all the way to the Supreme Court, it calls into question Mayor Giuliani's commitment to reducing the burden of government on hard-working American families.”