The Romney campaign did not respond to questions about the Grenell affair Thursday, but spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN on Wednesday evening that the conservative criticism of Grenell's sexual orientation were "disappointing."
"Wherever there are voices of intolerance within the party, or the Democratic Party for that matter — it doesn’t matter where it’s coming from — it’s disappointing," Fehrnstrom said. "And the governor has taken the opportunity in the past to denounce those voices of intolerance.
"We do not take into consideration non-factors like race or ethnicity or sexual orientation," he added. "We look for the best possible people to do the job."
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