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Romney Spokesman to Reporters: 'Shove It' Romney Spokesman to Reporters: 'Shove It'

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Campaign 2012

Romney Spokesman to Reporters: 'Shove It'


Traveling Press Secretary Rick Gorka, center, boards a charter plane with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, in Tel Aviv, Israel as they travel to Poland, Monday, July 30, 2012. Also pictured are policy director Lanhee Chen, second left, and trip director Charlie Pearce. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WARSAW, Poland -- A traveling press secretary for the Romney campaign had some choice words for the press corps on Tuesday in Warsaw, Poland, at one point telling reporters to “kiss my ass” and “shove it."

As Mitt Romney was leaving a stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, approximately 100 yards away from the site itself, reporters shouted questions to the presumptive nominee, who ignored them.


After several questions involving Romney’s missteps on the trip, including comments he made in Israel, Romney spokesman Rick Gorka shot back.

“Show some respect,” he said after being challenged for not taking questions, according to pool reports.

“We haven't had another chance to ask a question,” a New York Times reporter said.


“Kiss my ass,” Gorka said back. “This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”

Just a few moments later, Gorka told a Politico reporter to “shove it,” reports CNN.

Gorka apologized to reporters for the altercation. Poland is the last stop on Romney’s six-day foreign tour.

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