(FreedomBeacon.com)- After getting dragged by much of the corporate news media, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi an apology over his clumsy remarks on the campaign trail while condemning the violence against her husband Paul Pelosi.
While campaigning with Republican congressional candidate Yesli Vega shortly after Paul Pelosi was attacked by a drug-addicted hippie in his San Francisco home, Youngkin took a moment to address the attack.
The Virginia Governor began his remarks by condemning the attack against Paul Pelosi, saying that there was “no room for violence anywhere.” In a ham-handed attempt to segue back to the election, Youngkin followed up by adding, “But we’re going to send her back to be with him in California.”
Unsurprisingly, the corporate media was outraged, condemning Youngkin for “attacking” Pelosi.
Yeah, he didn’t attack Pelosi.
Then again, the corporate media also wanted Republicans to stop running ads that mentioned Pelosi “by name.” So the hyperbole isn’t entirely shocking.
Meanwhile, the Virginia Democrat Party feigned outrage on Twitter, accusing Youngkin of making light of Paul Pelosi’s brutal attack.
During an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Youngkin was asked if he wanted a “do-over” or if he was sorry for making his remarks. Youngkin reiterated that violence is wrong and said that Paul Pelosi was in his prayers.
Last Wednesday, Punchbowl News founder Jake Sherman tweeted that Youngkin reportedly sent Pelosi a “hand-written note apologizing for his remarks.”
Last week, the governor’s office provided a statement from Youngkin to the Washington Examiner in which he clarified his remarks and confirmed Sherman’s reporting.
In his statement, Governor Youngkin maintained that the point of his comment was to “categorically state that violence” like the kind perpetrated against Paul Pelosi “is not just unacceptable, it’s atrocious,” but added, he “didn’t do a great job with that.”
Youngkin described his apology note to Pelosi as “personal,” saying it was “between me and the speaker, just to reflect those sentiments.”