WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel made the trip to the Spin room following tonight's presidential forum and defended his earlier comment that several of the Democratic presidential candidates lack all "moral judgment."
Asked to clarify what he meant by the statement, Gravel said the Senate Democratic candidates who supported the war's authorization "squandered the money that could have gone to Katrina, healthcare and other projects."
"That is a lack of moral judgment," he said.
"This is a competition for president of the United States, not president of Harvard," he added.
Sens. Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden and former Sen. John Edwards all voted to authorize the Iraq war.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney