By Joshua Altman - 10/09/12 12:08 AM EDT
After an interview Monday Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) called the reporter’s comments “strange.”
“That was kinda strange, trying to stuff words in people’s mouths?” Ryan said while taking off his microphone after an interview with WJRT-TV in Michigan.
The interviewer asked about gun laws prompting Ryan to say that there is a “crime problem.”
“The best thing to help prevent crime in the inner cities is…to help teach people good discipline, good character, that is civil society. That’s what charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make sure they can realize the value in one another.”
After Ryan’s comments the interviewer said “and you can do all that by cutting taxes, with a big tax cut.”
“Those are your words not mine,” Ryan said before an off-camera voice ends the interview.
“Thank you very much, sir,” the off-camera voice can be heard saying, ending the interview and prompting Ryan to stand up and remove his microphone although the camera was still recording.