Accused Romney 'Glitter Bomber' Fired From Senate

By: AP
By: AP

The Colorado Senate has fired an unpaid intern accused of "glitter bombing" Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the Colorado caucuses.

College student Peter Smith, 20, was fired Thursday afternoon. Police say Smith threw glitter at Romney as the candidate greeted supporters in Denver Tuesday night.

Smith is a student at the University of Colorado Denver who was interning in the Democratic Senate as part of a college course. Smith's boss, Senate majority office chief of staff John Cevette, says that Smith was terminated after a staffer alerted him to the incident.

Cevette said student interns are not chosen by Senate President Brandon Shaffer, a Longmont Democrat. He could not say whether Smith would lose course credit.

Smith faces charges of causing a disturbance, throwing a missile and unlawful acts.


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  • by Tony on Feb 13, 2012 at 08:56 AM
    He should be made to Pay for Romney's soiled trousers.
  • by Randy Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:00 PM
    Isn't glitter for celebrations? Was he for or against Romney?
  • by Common Sense on Feb 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM
    He lost his job. Good, we all should be responsible for our actions.
  • by getreal7 Location: CS on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    I'm surprised the Dems fired him. I thought they'd name a ship after him.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM
    This is why we need to keep gitmo open. We need to protect phony, lying, globalist politicians. They are hard to come by and must be preserved.
  • by Bradman on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:39 AM
    The bomber was was public humiliation for Romney. Hasn't there been a big uproar about bully's? Is this any different?
  • by Common Sense Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:22 AM
    Well, he was not politically correct in throwing the glitter at Romney, so he had to be punished. Poor kid
  • by Farside Location: COS on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    Glitter bomb, or real bomb, any person that can get this close to a presidential hopeful and commit an incident with this type of reaction needs to be put under control. All I can see is that he didn't do his cause any good. If he thought he could do anything he wanted and get away with it, I guess he found out he couldn't. If this was supposed to be a political statement, he should have thought about what would have happened if he tried doing it to the president. He would have had Secret Service all over him for attacking the POTUS. Just a dumb kid, trying to get into politics. Wait....we already have that.
  • by Gee Whiz! on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:54 PM
    Gay people are not out beating people to death because they're heterosexual! I'm just sure that glitter really injured Romney! Seen the latest video of a gay man that walked out of a store and was beaten by a bunch of garbage thugs? I bet they're heterosexual! I guess that makes them perfect! Throwing glitter isn't a hate crime. Beating somebody to death or badly injuring them - is a hate crime!
  • by Bradman on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:27 PM
    Yes, I am serious. If I started throwing things at gay people because I disagree with gay marriage then that would be a hate crime.
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