Richmond Apologizes To Kellyanne Conway

Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond, under fire from both Republicans and fellow Democrats for a comment he made last week about a photo of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on a couch in the Oval Office, has apologized for the remark.

The photo showed Conway kneeling on the sofa, reviewing photos she had taken at an Oval Office event.

"I really just want to know what was going on there," Richmond said, "because, I won't tell anybody," Richmond said at a congressional dinner.

Richmond initially issued a statement saying "some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn't."

But on Sunday, his office issued a full blown apology.

"After a discussion with people I know and trust, I understand the way my remarks have been received by many.  I have consistently been a champion for women and women's issues, and because of that the last thing I would want to ever do is utter words that would hurt or demean them.  I apologize to Kellyanne Conway and everyone who has found my comments to be offensive."

Among those who urged Richmond to apologize was Governor John Bel Edwards and who said Richmond's comment was inappropriate and not funny.

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