By Klaus Marre - 04/25/07 11:29 AM EDT
According to the Associated Press, Giuliani made the statement Tuesday in New Hampshire, saying that the country would go on defense if a Democrat were elected.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, also issued a statement but did not mention Giuliani by name.
“We have to protect our country from terrorism — it shouldn’t be a Democratic fight or a Republican fight,” Clinton said. “The plain truth is that this administration has done too little to protect our ports, make our mass transit safer and protect our cities. They have isolated us in the world and have let al Qaeda regroup.”
Clinton added that the next president will face these problems “and will have to do what it takes to make us safer and bring Democrats and Republicans together around this common mission of protecting our nation.”