Bill O’Reilly Is In Trouble With Black Lawmakers Over ‘Slap’ Comment

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Bill O’Reilly is in trouble with the Congressional Black Caucus after saying on a Fox News morning show he wanted to “slap” Democratic Rep. James Clyburn.

On Thursday, during “Fox and Friends,” the Fox News host referenced what the lawmaker had said about gun control following the terror attack in Orlando, according to Politico. (RELATED: Dem. Rep. On Orlando Shooting: ‘This Is Not About ISIS. … This Is About Guns In America’ [VIDEO])

“It’s not about terrorism; it’s about gun control,” O’Reilly said mocking Clyburn’s statement. “You know, and I just want to slap him, with all due respect.” (RELATED: O’Reilly: There’s No ‘Tension’ With Megyn Kelly … But I Haven’t Seen Her Since March)

The Congressional Black Caucus now wants him to apologize for those comments.

“The Congressional Black Caucus is absolutely outraged,” said Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield. Adding that they are calling “upon [O’Reilly] to disavow the statement and apologize” to Clyburn. “It’s reminiscent of the reckless statements that are being made by the Republican nominee,” Butterfield continued.

A Fox News spokesperson said Clyburn was invited to be on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday, but has declined.