DE PERE (WKOW) -- Several concerned citizens got to question Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan at a town hall meeting Wednesday.
While Congressman Ryan (R-Janesville) talked primarily about financial and budget issues with a crowd of more than 1,500 people, he made a point to touch on foreign policy first.
"The attacks on our diplomatic missions in Egypt, in Libya and the loss of four American lives, including our Ambassador Jay Christopher Stevens," said Rep. Ryan, as he asked for a moment of silence.
The matter was on the minds of Ryan's supporters as well, with one asking him how a Romney/Ryan administration would handle foreign policy differently.
"If you show weakness. If you show moral equivocation, then foreign policy adventurism among our adversaries will increase. We do not want a world climate where our adversaries are so tempted to test us, and our allies are worried about trusting us. And that is unfortunately the path that we are on right now and I really worry about that," said Rep. Ryan.
Ryan also tackled several questions about the nation's debt and tried to assure the crowd that shrinking it is at the top of Mitt Romney's agenda.
"I literally can't think of a better man than Mitt Romney to take on this challenge, because this is exactly what he excels at doing, turning around big organizations and making them more lean, mean and efficient," said Rep. Ryan.
Congressman Ryan concluded the town hall by directly criticizing the Obama Administration for leaking sensitive national security information, saying it risked the lives of Americans overseas.
DE PERE (WKOW) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan began his remarks at a town hall meeting near Green Bay on Wednesday asking for a moment of silence for those killed in the attacks in Egypt and Libya.
Ryan says the attacks that killed four Americans are "outrageous." He said, "This is outrageous. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."
Ryan also said, "This is a time for healing. It's a time for resolve. In the face of such a tragedy, we are reminded that the world needs American leadership.''
Ryan was introduced by Gov. Scott Walker.
From Wisconsin, Ryan heads to Ohio where he will speak at a campaign rally in Owensville, located about 30 miles outside of Cincinnati.
DE PERE (WKOW)-- Vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will attend a victory town hall meeting in De Pere on Wednesday.
The meeting is at the Cornerstone Community Ice Center in De Pere, and starts at 11:00 a.m.
Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will be in De Pere for the event, and will have more on Ryan's visit to Wisconsin on 27 News at 5 and 6.
If you can't make it to the De Pere event, watch Ryan's speech live on www.wkow.com/live beginning at 11:00 a.m.
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