DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says there is "no place in the civilized world" for the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Libya.
Biden also reinforced President Barack Obama's vow to punish those responsible for the attack.
Biden called Stevens, a former Senate aide, "a really fine, fine man" and said he and other U.S. diplomats serving overseas were "courageous Americans."
Speaking in Ohio, Biden did not mention criticism by Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, who condemned the attack and criticized the Obama administration for its initial response to a separate incident Tuesday at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.