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Gay Aide Richard Grenell Quits Romney Campaign

Gay Aide Richard Grenell Quits Romney Campaign

Richard Grenell, the openly gay man Mitt Romney tapped last month to serve as his campaign’s national security and foreign policy spokesperson, abruptly resigned Tuesday in the wake of a backlash over his sexuality. In a statement, he said “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.” Social conservatives took issue with Grenell’s hiring, calling him “an ardent activist for same-sex marriage” and a “loose cannon.”


 

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