WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) "had no need to apologize to me" because of racial remarks he made about President Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
"Harry Reid had no need to apologize to me, because I know Harry Reid. And I measure people more so on what they do rather than the things that they say," Mrs. Obama said during a round table session with reporters.
"I think each and every one of us around the table has probably said something in their lifetime that they regret or did not accurately reflect what they actually meant at the time and was taken out of context," she said.
Reid triggered an uproard when he described Obama, in the new book "Game Change" as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
"This is a good man who has always been on the right side of history," Obama said Monday in a television interview with Roland Martin.