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richard grenell

  • 4th May 2012

    Mitt Romney says he wanted gay spokesperson to remain 21

    Mitt Romney never spoke in defence of Mr Grenell against the latter's critics

    7:44 PM — The presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has said that he wanted Richard Grenell, who is openly gay and supports marriage equality, to stay on in his capacity as foreign policy spokesperson.

  • 1st May 2012

    Romney’s openly gay spokesperson resigns due to anti-gay backlash 44

    Mr Grenell has resigned on account of what he called 'hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues' (Photo: Twitter)

    9:23 PM — Richard Grenell, the openly gay man who was appointed as foreign policy spokesperson by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, has resigned from his position, due to fierce opposition from anti-gay conservatives, the Washington Post reports.

  • 23rd April 2012

    Romney appoints a gay man as foreign policy spokesperson 35

    Mr Grenell has deleted more than 800 tweets since his appointment by the Romney campaign, it is reported (Photo: Twitter)

    11:00 PM — Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican contender to fight incumbent Barack Obama at the 2012 elections, has appointed Richard Grenell, an openly gay man as the national security and foreign policy spokesperson, which has proved doubly controversial, partly due to outrage from social conservatives, and partly because of apparently sexist tweets he had sent prior the appointment.

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