The gay former foreign policy and national security spokesman for Mitt Romney has broken his silence and is now speaking out about his resignation. Grenell is now saying that he was not forced out. Instead he decided to resign because he felt he had become too much of a distraction.
“They did not force me to resign. I resigned because I’m very passionate about foreign policy and national security issues.” But, he says, “When the messenger becomes part of the message — if you really care about these issues — you should step aside.”
Grenell added that some of the worst attacks he got over the whole ordeal came from the left.
In an interview with The Desert Sun, Grenell said: “The far left doesn’t want a gay person to be conservative and the far right doesn’t want a conservative to be gay. Some of the most hateful, mean-spirited intolerant comments about me being the foreign policy and national security spokesman for Governor Romney … were coming from the left.”
Given the way liberals reacted to the resignation in the first place, we aren’t terribly surprised to hear that. Here’s how Twitter is taking the news.
@Kimsfirst That would fit what I've heard from gay and bisexual friends, who say the worst guff they've ever taken is from gays.
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) May 29, 2012
I have said before that Romney dropped Grenell to hit social cons: Former Romney aide breaks his silence http://t.co/bfhXvWAu
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) May 29, 2012
Former Romney aide Richard Grenell breaks his silence – blames intolerant Left. Hmm. http://t.co/wVOVG2o0
— John B. Chilton (@uaeeconomist) May 29, 2012
Time for Jennifer Rubin to retract her Richard Grenell “EXCLUSIVE” http://t.co/G5aK15tX
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) May 28, 2012