During a campaign rally in Cleveland a woman in the audience was asking Mitt Romney a question, but also commented that she thought President Obama should be tried for treason.
Romney answered the woman's question about the US Constitution but did not address her assertion that President Obama should be tried for treason.
After the event Romney answered a reporter's question on the subject by shaking his head and saying "no, of course" President Obama should not be tried for such an offense.
President Obama's re-election team suggests Romney's original silence on the matter spoke volumes. "Time after time in this campaign, Mitt Romney has had the opportunity to show that he has the fortitude to stand up to hateful and over-the-line rhetoric and time after time, he has failed to do so," said Obama Campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith.
Fox News Producer Nicole Busch contributed to this report.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.