GOP Leaders Silent on Gay Marriage

Republican leaders have been largely silent on gay marriage following President Obama’s support of the issue Wednesday. Neither Mitt Romney nor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell mentioned it on Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner said, “The president can talk about it all he wants. I’m going to stay focused on what the American people want us to stay focused on, and that’s jobs,” he said. But while most Republicans remained muted on the topic, right-wing organizations had their say. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said, “The missing piece for Mitt Romney was the intensity of the core conservative voter. The president handed him that piece yesterday if he wants to take it and put it in place.”