- Raw Story -
Anthony Romero, director of the American Civil Liberties Union, had some fighting words for President Barack Obama during a speech to liberal activists in Washington on Wednesday.
Romero told the crowd at America's Future Now that he was "disgusted with this president," according to blogger Marcy Wheeler of Firedoglake, who was in attendance.
"I'm going to start provocatively ... I'm disgusted with this president," Romero said.
Politico's Josh Gerstein interviewed Romero following the speech and confirmed the quote. The ACLU chief emphasized he didn't intend it as a personal attack.
"I'm not disgusted at President Obama personally," Romero remarked. "It's President Obama's policies on civil liberties and national security issues I'm disgusted by. It's not a personal attack."