Gay Adviser Quits Romney Campaign
It may not be “don’t ask, don’t tell” in Mitt Romney’s campaign, but it might need to be a new policy soon, as foreign policy adviser Richard Grenell resigns due to pressure from social conservatives who disapprove of his sexual orientation.
According to The Hill, “A few leading social conservatives including the American Family Association had attacked Romney for adding Grenell to the campaign, and some bloggers including one at the influential National Review questioned whether he would stay loyal to Romney if President Obama announced support for same-sex marriage.”
Grenell made sure to take a swing at the social conservatives calling for his ouster before he left. “I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign.”
So, just so we are clear — social conservatives pressured a Romney adviser into quitting because of his sexual orientation. However, they had no issue with the same adviser’s string of sexist comments regarding women.
No wonder the GOP has a women problem.
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