Congressman and Republican Geoff Davis, 49, has apologized for referring to Senator Barack Obama, 46, as “that boy”.
“I’m gonna tell you something. That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button,” Davis said.
The comment was reportedly met by laughter and applause.
Davis has since reportedly personally delivered this letter of apology to Obama’s Senate office:
Dear Senator Obama:
On Saturday night I gave a speech in which I used a poor choice of words when discussing the national security policy positions of the Presidential candidates. I was quoted as saying “That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button.”
My poor choice of words is regrettable and was in no way meant to impugn you or your integrity. I offer my sincere apology to you and ask for your forgiveness.
Though we may disagree on many issues, I know that we share the goal of a prosperous, secure future for our nation. My comment has detracted from the dialogue that we should all be having on legitimate policy differences and in no way reflects the personal and professional respect I have for you.