(RealClearPolitics) Former Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican party’s presidential nominee in 2012, received large applause as he was introduced on Friday’s broadcast of The Tonight Show by host Jay Leno in his first appearance on the late night show since he lost to President Barack Obama in November.

Leno asked Romney about the Obama administration’s scandal-plagued week and gave him ample time to address the AP, IRS and Benghazi investigations. After making it clear he was done in politics, Romney was given nearly ten minutes to slam Obama’s handling of Benghazi and his administration’s involvement in other scandals.

While discussing the IRS scandal, Romney said it is time that a special counsel be appointed to investigate. “My own view is, that a a special counsel should be appointed. Because only a special counsel can investigate the administration,” he said.

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