"I recognize that in a setting with enemy combatants on our own soil that could be abused," Romney said.
But the governor said he did not believe he or President Obama would abuse that power.
"I don't think he's going to abuse this power and if i know that if I were president I know that I would not abuse this power," Romney continued, again to jeers. "People who join al-Qaeda are not entitled to due process."
Later in the debate, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul said they supported a law under which American citizens detained for suspected ties to terrorism would be entitled to due process, earning them cheers from the crowd.