Mitt Romney Accepts Melissa Perry-Harris Apology; Time to Move On

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry had said segment on GOP diversity became “offensive” and showing Romney family photo with black grandson “was poor judgment” in that context.

During Harris-Perry’s year-in-review program, the panel on her MSNBC show discussed the GOP’s lack of diversity by commenting on a Romney family photo of the politician, his wife and numerous grandchildren. In the segment, panelist Pia Glenn sang, “one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same.” Kieran James Romney, who is black, is the adopted son of Ben Romney, the fourth of the Romneys’ five sons. Mitt Romney proudly announced the child’s adoption — with a picture on Twitter — in September. Harris-Perry apologized yesterday (Saturday) on the air before Romney’s interview which was to give a response to the incident MSNBC has allowed to fester for over a week. In an earlier statement to the Romney family. She explained that the controversial segment had gone awry.

“Whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive and showing the photo in that context of that segment was poor judgment. So without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family.”

Mitt Romney responded this morning on FOX Sunday:

“I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake,” the 2012 GOP standard-bearer said. “They’ve apologized for it. That’s all you can ask for. I am going to move on from that. I am sure they want to move on from it.”


Here is my summary on the subject:

Mitt Romney took the high road in accepting MSNBC’s apology. I don’t care whether Mitt Romney is white and his grandson black, or vice versa. MSNBC made jokes about both Mitt and his grandson, and played the race card. They should be ashamed. Leave your comments below

Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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