Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour apologized late Thursday for a remark he made about President Obama last week, reports Politico.
“I would love for [Chris] Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt,” Barbour said at a fundraiser, according to Bloomberg.
“I apologize to anyone who feels my comment had connotations that I did not intend,” Barbour said in a statement obtained by Politico. “As a Republican, I would have liked to see Chris Christie put the heat on Obama — but for the audience of independents he did the right thing. In any case, it’s critical that we all keep our comments free of extremes or anything that could be misinterpreted.”