Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich apologized Monday for saying earlier in the day that women were coming “out of their kitchens” to campaign on his behalf.
“Sure, I’m sorry. Anybody who’s offended — of course. I’m more than happy to say I’m sorry if I offended somebody out there, but it wasn’t intended to be offensive,” Kasich said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “And if you hear the whole thing, you’ll understand the context of it.”
Kasich also conceded in the interview with CNN that “anybody would be offended” after host Wolf Blitzer pushed Kasich to apologize.
“Well, you know look, Wolf. Anybody would be offended, of course,” Kasich replied. “Sometimes when you operate on the high wire without a net sometimes you know you’ll fall off and not say things exactly the way you want to.”
He said on CNN that he was trying to say that he was grateful to those who campaigned for him earlier in his career. A highly edited video of Kasich’s comments made the rounds on the Internet throughout the day leaving out the full context of his remarks. A spokesman for Kasich called the criticisms of the comment “desperate politics.”