The foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney who became so controversial that he quit his job before he even started.
Richard Grenell was named foreign policy spokesman for Romney back in April. But he immediately faced a backlash from some conservatives because he was gay. The Romney campaign asked him to lay low until the storm blew over, but he resigned just days later.
CNN's Erin Burnett asked him if he was surprised by the outcry over his sexuality.
We wanted Grenell to stay, says Romney
Mitt Romney said Friday his team encouraged Richard Grenell, a spokesman who resigned after less than two weeks on the job, to stay with the campaign.
"We wanted him to stay with our team," Romney said in an interview on Fox News. "He is a very accomplished spokesperson."