After coming under fire for making jokes about Mitt Romney’s grandson Kieran, who is African-American, being part of a Caucasian family, Melissa Harris-Perry has taken every opportunity to apologize for her remarks, as well as the rest of the panel, that offended the Romney family.
There was no better place to do it than on her show and on Saturday, MHP gave a seemingly heartfelt apology on the air:
Mitt Romney was asked by several outlets for his reaction to her televised apology and according to The Hollywood Reporter, all is forgiven. He had this to say to Fox News:
“I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake and they’ve apologized for it and that’s all you can ask for. I’m going to move on from that, I’m sure they want to move on from that. Look, I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself and they’ve apologized for this and, you know, I think we can go on from there.”
Romney added that he believes the apology was “clearly heartfelt” and they can accept that.
So far, there has been nothing from MSNBC about any suspensions or anything like that being handed to Melissa Harris-Perry and perhaps her immediate reaction to what happened has helped her in that respect.