Romney aide to reporters: ‘Kiss my *ss; this is a holy site’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:46 EDT
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Ann and Mitt Romney in Poland
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A Romney aide frustrated by questions about a series of gaffes the former Massachusetts governor made while Britain, Israel and Poland exploded on Monday and told reporters to “shove it.”

During a visit to a memorial to Pope John Paul II in Poland, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ignored questions from reporters about his overseas gaffes and his suggestion that Israelis were culturally superior to Palestinians, but traveling press secretary Rick Gorka responded with rage.

“This is a holy site for the Polish people,” Gorka said. “Show some respect.”

“We haven’t had another chance to ask some questions,” the reporter explained.

“Kiss my ass; this is a holy site for the Polish people,” Gorka shot back, adding, “Shove it.”

The aide later called two of the reporters to apologize, according to Politico.

“It was inappropriate,” Gorka admitted.

Watch this video from ABC News, broadcast July 31, 2012.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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