I sincerely apologize to all the members of the African American community, and of course to the community at large for any misunderstanding my comments may have brought about.
C'DeBaca has had a contentious career as Bernalillo County GOP chair. Even outgoing Senator Pete Domenici and Representative Heather Wilson opposed his re-election to the position. He's gotten in his share of fights. Even if this was a serious gaffe and an insensitive remark, his explanation is believable, and I hope the blogosphere acknowledges it.