Politico Pulls WH Reporter

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.