The ink on Richard Grenell's resignation is barely dry, but already one right-wing pundit is taking credit.
American Family Association (AFA) radio host Bryan Fischer, who is known for his uber-conservative stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, called the stepping down of Mitt Romney's national security and foreign policy spokesman less than two weeks after his initial appointment a "huge win."
"It's very clear from The Washington Post that he resigned because of pressure that was put on the Romney campaign by the pro-family community," Fischer stated. "It's a huge win for us in regard to Mitt Romney."
Fischer then went on to note that Romney "wouldn't make the same mistake" again by appointing another openly gay man to his administration. "There is no way in the world that Mitt Romney is going to put a homosexual activist in any position of importance in his campaign."
Last week, Fischer slammed Romney's decision to appoint Grenell. Describing Grenell as "out, loud and proud homosexual," Fischer noted, "What gays want is...they don't want the rights, they want the title...they are not about commitment. Homosexuals are about short-lived relationships and frequent anonymous sexual encounters...that becomes a significant issue when we're talking about pointing someone to a post as sensitive as national security and foreign policy."
The Post did note that Grenell likely resigned because of a "full-court press by anti-gay conservatives."
Grenell also cited his sexuality in a statement as reported by the Post. "While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign," he is quoted as saying. "I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team."
Take a look at other statements made by Fischer and other right-wing pundits below:
Earlier on HuffPost:
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