WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) - US Rep. Cedric Richmond issued a statement Sunday apologizing for his comments earlier in the week about Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump.
Many lawmakers, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, had called for Richmond to apologize.
Conway was photographed kneeling on a couch inside the Oval Office during a meeting with presidents of historically black colleges and universities from across the country. Social media ripped into Conway, with many users calling the photo embarrassing and disrespectful, but Richmond came under fire after he chose to weigh in on the picture with a seemingly suggestive take on the image.
During Wednesday's annual Washington Press Club Foundation congressional dinner, Richmond said that Conway "looked kind of familiar there in that position." While the event is known for the jokes that are told there, many did not find any humor in Richmond's remarks.
The congressman was quick to correct his words Thursday, issuing a statement reading: