Sensenbrenner apologizes to First Lady

    U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, offered an apology to First Lady Michelle Obama for comments he made at a recent church event in Washington County.
    At a Christmas event at St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church in Hartford, Sensenbrenner is alleged to have said, "And Michelle Obama, her project is obesity. And look at her big butt."
    He was then reportedly overheard on the phone at Washington’s Reagan National Airport talking about the incident with his office and said the first lady "lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."
    “I regret my inappropriate comment and I have sent a personal note to the First Lady apologizing,” Sensenbrenner said in a statement.
    His office declined to release the letter because it was a personal note.
    U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said the comments were “distasteful and demeaning … and have no place in our public discourse.”
    “I am pleased that he has apologized to the First Lady and I would hope that he and all of my colleagues would use better judgment when making comments in the future,” Moore said.

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