Fred Grandy, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa and a former actor who played Gopher on "The Love Boat," is scheduled to be the featured speaker for the Chevy Chase Women's Republican Club on Sept. 24.
Grandy recently left his job as a morning radio talk show host for WMAL in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Grandy has said that he was forced out, but WMAL said that he left on his own.
The club, which is private and membership-based, often invites prominent Republicans to speak at club functions.
Still, liberals in the area are voicing concern over the club's choice of speaker.