(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz singled out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday as having “really disturbing views” following his performance in CNN's national security debate Tuesday night.
"Mitt Romney did his level best to continue to pull the field of Republican candidates as far to the right and the extreme right as possible," Schultz said in an interview on CNN's "American Morning."
The Florida congresswoman criticized Romney –who's received GOP heat for being too moderate in the past-saying "he's done his best to continue to embrace the tea party extremism."
The Republican Party hasn't selected a nominee for the 2012 presidential nomination, but Romney has polled consistently at the top of the GOP field.
"On immigration, where he said that, even family who have been here for 25 years, as Newt Gingrich talked about, he would tear those apart," Schultz said.
"I want to makes sure the American people understand the dramatic contrast between Mitt Romney's views , particularly because he flip-flops on every major issue, has no consistent position, no conviction, no core.”
The Romney campaign responded in a statement.
"President Obama has failed to create a single net new job and has wreaked more havoc on the middle class than any president in modern history. The only job President Obama cares about is his own," said spokesman Andrea Saul.
And taking on the isolated attack, Saul continued,"The last thing the White House wants is Mitt Romney as an opponent – which explains their obsessive focus on him and their 'all hands on deck' approach to their strategy of "kill Romney."
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