On May 1, 2012, the Romney campaign's openly gay foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell resigned, saying he had become a "distraction" for the campaign after right-wing activists attacked him for being open about his sexual orientation. Romney refused to stand up for Grenell and accepted his resignation — the anti-gay American Family Association declared Grenell's resignation a "huge win."
Welcome back everybody; an openly gay
spokesperson for the Romney campaign said
he's stepping down this morning. The
Romney camp hired Richard Grenell to
serve as a foreign policy spokesman. The
radical right to the issue with the
because Grenell is openly gay.
Why did you decide to leave and did they
try to stop you?
I became a distraction.
A distraction for the issues that I
most care about. The right wing american
family association is claiming victory.
This is a huge win
for the pro-family community. A
homosexual activist in a very prominent
place in Mitt Romney's campaign has
stepped down. Why is Mitt Romney letting
a top adviser get silenced because of his
Mitt Romney's got to show the american
people that he can lead and he has
cojones to stand up to pressure.
If Mitt Romney can't stand up to his
how can you lead the entire country?