WASHINGTON--Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) apologized to First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday for saying she has a "large posterior." "I regret my inappropriate comment and I have sent a personal note to the First Lady apologizing," Sensenbrenner said in a statement.
Mrs. Obama is vacationing in Hawaii keeping a private schedule. I asked one of her press spokesmen, who is in Hawaii with her, to confirm Mrs. Obama got and or knew of the apology note and will update if there is a response.
Sensenbrenner, Media Bistro reported, was overheard telling a woman the First Lady--who advocates healthy eating-- "she lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."
Newsradio 620 WTMJ reported earlier Sensenbrenner's spokesman said he will apologize for the comment.
Spokesman Amanda Infield told WTMJ:
Mr. Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady's healthy food initiative. He doesn't think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady's office to apologize for his comments.