Politico Pulls WH Reporter

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JUNE 21:  Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 29th Annual Conference on June 21, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Romney spoke about immigration reform as he continues to battle U.S. President Barack Obama for votes. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

    Gerardo Mora

    Politico reporter Joe Williams has been pulled from the White House beat after saying in an MSNBC appearance Thursday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is most at ease around “white folks.” Williams is also famous for his provocative Twitter feed. Politico sprang into action. “Our standards are serious, and so are the consequences for disregarding them,” the political news site said in an company memo. “This is true for all Politico journalists, including an experienced and well-respected voice like Joe Williams.” Williams also posted jabs at Romney on Twitter.

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