The Romney campaign has reportedly hired a gay veteran GOP communication specialist and former Bush administration official as its spokesperson for national security issues.
According to a Washington Post report on Wednesday, Romney has brought onto his campaign, Richard Grenell. The report says he brings ”foreign policy chops and more than a decade of political experience to the aggressive but relatively young Romney staff.”
Grenell served as all eight years during the Bush administration as director of communications and public diplomacy at the United Nations, advising four U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations. After the Bush administration ended, Grenell became at a partner at the Los Angeles-based Capitol Media Partners.
The Post report doesn’t mention Grenell’s sexual orientation, but a number of media outlets have previously reported that he’s gay. Los Angeles-based lesbian journalist Karen Ocamb reported on Grenell’s sexual orientation Wednesday night.