Rep. Lamborn Sends Obama An Apology Letter For Equating Him With A ‘Tar Baby’

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"Rep. Lamborn Sends Obama An Apology Letter For Equating Him With A ‘Tar Baby’"

GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) is suffering serious blowback after he equated working with President Obama with “touching a tar baby.” Lamborn’s office issued an apology for “any misunderstanding” taken from his racially-charged word choice, adding “he simply meant to refer to a sticky situation or quagmire.” In a news release yesterday, Lamborn’s office also announced that Lamborn “sent a personal letter to President Barack Obama apologizing for using a term some find insensitive” and that Lamborn “is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology.”

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