Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R) forwarded an email (picture below) to fellow lawmakers that called Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama” and compared her to the Grinch.
In the email, O'neal wrote: “Sorry, just had to forward this latest holiday message. I’ve had worse hair days, but this is pretty funny.”
“I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing Mrs. YoMama a wonderful, long Hawaii Christmas vacaton — at our expense, of course,” the Lawrence Journal-World reported.
A spokeswoman for O’Neal confirmed the email message was sent from his personal email account to a “select few” members of the House.
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In their statement originally justifying the email, O'Neal's office said: “Political cartoons are a part of American culture.”
However, yesterday O’Neal apologized: “To those I have offended, I am sorry. That was not at all my intent.”
The incident comes just weeks after Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) apologized to the First Lady for saying she had “big butt.”