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.
From Diane Sweet:
I suppose that one blown fuse is understandable, what with Romney imploding all over Europe. Team Romney certainly didn't catch any breaks on this leg of the journey, either. Romney was greeted by a crowd of Obama supporters chanting "Obama! Obama!" in Gdansk, northern Poland, on Monday during a scheduled stop to meet with Poland's Prime Minister, Donald Tusk.
There were even more Ron Paul supporters on hand to "greet" Mitt Romney. Paul has quite a large following in Poland, and supporters unfurled a huge Ron Paul banner, and the group has a scheduled protest for Tuesday during Romney's foreign policy speech in Warsaw. Man, I hope his staff gets to take a nap before that one!