North Carolina senator apologizes for comment about Hillary Clinton

Richard Burr says in a letter to The Raleigh News & Observer, ``The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it.''

By: AP | Washington | Published:November 1, 2016 7:54 am
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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is apologizing for saying he was surprised that a gun magazine with a photo of Hillary Clinton on the cover hadn’t put a bull’s-eye over her face. The senator made the comment Saturday during a private gathering of Republicans. CNN obtained audio from the event.

Burr is heard saying he saw a copy of American Rifleman in a gun shop. He said: “It’s got a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it. I was a little bit shocked that it didn’t have a bull’s-eye on it.” His Democratic challenger, Deborah Ross, says on Twitter that his comments are “dangerous and irresponsible.”

Burr says in a letter to The Raleigh News & Observer, “The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it.”