Schweitzer Apologizes For ‘Stupid And Insensitive Remarks’

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June 19, 2014 5:54 p.m.
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Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Thursday apologized for comments he made during an interview with National Journal, presumably ones about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

“I recently made a number of stupid and insensitive remarks to a reporter from the National Journal. I am deeply sorry and sincerely apologize for my carelessness and disregard,” Schweitzer wrote in a Facebook post.

During the interview, the former governor said men from the South like Cantor “are a little effeminate.”

He also made an inappropriate comment about Feinstein when discussing her stance on NSA spying practices.

“She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying!” Schweitzer told National Journal. “I mean, maybe that’s the wrong metaphor—but she was all in!”

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