Senator Hillary Clinton drew a quick response from Barack Obama’s campaign on Friday after she made a remark about Robert Kennedy’s assassination, and now the former first lady is ‘sorry’ for making the comment.
Clinton was attempting to explain that other races for the Democratic presidential nomination have stretched well into the summer when she made the remark to the editorial board of the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader newspaper.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” Clinton stated.
The brother of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy and of Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Robert Kennedy, was assassinated during the 1968 race for the Democratic nomination.
Clinton’s remark was quickly responded to from Obama’s campaign.
“Senator Clinton’s statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign,” campaign spokesman Bill Burton stated.
Clinton returned with an apology.
“I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, and particularly for the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that, whatsoever,” said Clinton.