(NYDAILYNEWS) — A political news website has suspended its White House reporter after he made comments suggesting Mitt Romney is only comfortable around white people.

Editors at Politico are reviewing remarks by Joseph Williams on Thursday they say call into question the veteran correspondent’s obligation to cover politics fairly.

“Romney is very, very comfortable, it seems, with people who are like him,” Williams told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, in an appearance later flagged by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website. “That’s one of the reasons why he seems so stiff and awkward in some town hall settings, why he can’t relate to people other than that.”

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