While Speaking at the NRA’s “Stand Up and Fight” rally in Indiana, Sarah Palin said in her address that if “I were in charge” — a line that drew applause from the crowd — “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
According to Mediaite:
That provoked some reaction, including a fair amount of criticism from the right, who found her comparison of torture to baptism “sacrilegious.”
NBC News’ Kasie Hunt caught up with Palin at campaign stop for candidate Joni Ernst (a-HEM) Sunday evening (featuring “one of the smaller crowds” Palin has drawn in Iowa, Hunt noted) and asked if she thought she would make the remark again.
“Would I make it again?” Palin said. “Why wouldn’t I, yeah, absolutely. Terrorists who want to annihilate Americans, innocent Americans, our children — whatever it takes to stop them. If I were in charge, I’d be stoppin’ em.”
Watch Sarah’s comments here: