Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney graciously responded to MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s attack on his family for having a black grandson on “Fox News Sunday.”
“First let me just note, Chris, we love this little guy a great deal,” Romney told host Chris Wallace. “He was an answer to prayer and we love that he is a part of our family.”
“That being said, I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake,” Romney continued. “They’ve apologized for it. That’s all can you ask for. I am going to move on from that. I am sure they want to move on from it. Look, I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself. They’ve apologized for this. You know, I think we can go on from there.”
Romney went on to say that he believes Harris-Perry’s apology was heartfelt, but noted that attacks on children of politicians should be off limits.
“If you get in the political game, you can expect incoming,” Romney said. “But children, you know, that’s beyond the line and I think they understand that and feel that as well. I think it’s a heartfelt apology. I think for that reason, we hold no ill will whatsoever.”