Mitt Romney has accepted an apology from MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry after she and several guests mocked a Romney family photo that included his adopted black grandson, the former Presidential candidate said on “Fox News Sunday” this morning.
“I recognize that people make mistakes, and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake. They’ve apologized for it, and that’s all you can ask for. I’m going to move on from that, I’m sure they want to move on from it,” Romney said. “I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself, and they’ve apologized for this, and we can go on from there.”
When Chris Wallace pressed for further reaction, Romney said, “People like me are fair targets. If you get in the political game, you can expect incoming. But children, that’s beyond the line. And I think they understand that and feel that as well. I think it’s a heartfelt apology and I think for that reason we hold no ill-will whatsoever.”
Romney’s comments come on the heels of an on-air apology by Harris-Perry, who teared up while addressing the comments on her show yesterday. “My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off-limits, and for that I am sorry,” she said.