A Democrat congressman is walking back a comment he made against former President Trump over the weekend that sparked a social media firestorm.
“Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again,” Rep. Daniel Goldman of New York posted on X on Monday.
“While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence. I apologize for the poor choice of words.”
Goldman was referring to a comment he made over the weekend while discussing Trump’s actions on January 6.
“His rhetoric is really getting dangerous,” Goldman said during an interview with President Biden’s former press secretary Jen Psaki on her MSNBC show.
“More and more dangerous. We saw what happened on January 6th, when he used his inflammatory rhetoric now, and his recent truth social post is incredibly, incredibly scary for anyone that might be trying to work in government. And it is just unquestionable at this point that man cannot see public office again.