NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) has released a statement, apologizing for comments made towards President Donald Trump's Counselor, Kellyanne Conway. The statement was released Sunday night, by his office.
Richmond, made the comments about Conway during the 2017 Washington Press Club Foundation. He said that she looked "familiar" in a kneeling position on a sofa in the Oval Office. A photo from earlier in the week, showed Conway kneeling on the sofa while taking a cellphone photograph. Many debated about the decorum in the Oval Office, implying that it was disrespectful for Conway to have her feet on the sofa.
Conway explained that she was kneeling, because she was asked to take the photo at a specific angle.
Republican Party officials have expressed their dislike for Richmond's comments, calling them sexist.
The following is the statement released by Richmond's office:
"After a discussion with people I know and trust I understand the way my remarks have been received by many," said Rep. Richmond. "I have consistently been a champion for women and women's issues, and because of that the last thing I would want to ever do is utter words that would hurt or demean them. I apologize to Kellyanne Conway and everyone who has found my comments to be offensive."