Cornyn’s Office Apologizes For India Comments, Says He Misspoke

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July 27, 2009 5:08 a.m.

Sen. John Cornyn’s office has apologized for his statement last week that America needs the F-22 fighter plane in order to deal with the national security threat from India — which is an ally of the United States — saying he misspoke.

“Senator Cornyn misspoke saying ‘India’ when he meant to say ‘China,'” Cornyn’s spokesman said in a statement to the Times of India. “As Founder and Co-chairman of the Senate India Caucus, no Senator has greater respect or admiration for India or values our relationship with them more. Sen. Cornyn regrets the mistake and apologizes for any misunderstanding this may have caused.”

The YouTube in which Cornyn made the statement has been taken down from his account.

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