Romney Aide to Reporters: 'Kiss My...'

Rick Gorka loses it in Poland
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2012 7:19 AM CDT

The gaffes keep rolling for Mitt Romney's weeklong overseas trip: As the traveling press corps lobbed questions at the candidate in Poland yesterday, frustrated at having had just three queries answered since Thursday, a Romney aide decided he'd had enough. Traveling Press Secretary Rick Gorka first demanded that the reporters "show some respect," given that the group was near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Gorka then went on to show some respect of his own, saying, "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people."

Gorka later went on to give even more respect, telling a Politico reporter to "shove it," CNN notes. He called reporters about 30 minutes later to apologize, calling his comments "inappropriate." (More Rick Gorka stories.)

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