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Romney Aide Forced to Apologize for Shouting Expletives at Press

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 08:57 AM

By Martin Gould

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A Mitt Romney aide was forced to apologize after shouting expletives at unruly reporters as his boss toured Poland’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Traveling press secretary Rick Gorka’s climbdown was just the latest controversy to surround the Republican presidential hopeful’s three-country overseas tour.

Journalists, including those from CNN, the New York Times, and Washington Post, shouted questions at Romney asking if he was worried about alleged “gaffes” he had made on the trip, prompting Gorka to “lose his cool,” CNN reported.

At first he told the reporters, ”Show some respect,” but a representative of the New York Times pointed out it was the only time they had to ask Romney any questions.

“Kiss my a**. This is a holy site for the Polish people,” Gorka responded, before repeating his plea for reporters to show respect.

Shortly after that comment, Gorka told a Politico reporter to “Shove it,” CNN reported. He later called the media members to apologize for his brusque comments.

Romney’s trip to the UK, Israel, and Poland has been mired with alleged missteps. He questioned Britain’s security for the Olympics before revealing that he had met with the head of that country’s secretive MI6 espionage agency when the meeting was supposed to be secret.

And while in Israel he angered Palestinians by saying that the differences between Jewish and Arab culture was the reason Israelis were better off financially than their neighbors.



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