Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke was forced to apologize for a joke he made at his wife's expense that many found to be rather misogynistic and sexist.
"Not only will I not say that again," O'Rourke said about the joke, "but I'll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage."
Reporters immediately noted the joke when he made it in Washington, Iowa, on Friday morning.
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Many found it condescending to the role of women in the family for O'Rourke to imply that his wife would be taking care of their three children, adding, "sometimes with my help."
He had also made the same joke at a campaign stop on Thursday in Keokuk, Iowa.
The former congressman apologized while appearing on the "Political Party LIVE!" in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
While O'Rourke enjoys some national name recognition from his failed attempt to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the midterm elections, some like CNN's Anderson Cooper have noted his lack of specific policy opinions or solutions.
O'Rourke also had to face the mocking from President Donald Trump who said that the candidate looked like a crazy person because of how he swung his arms during a campaign event.
"I said, is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?" the president joked.
Here's the latest on O'Rourke's campaign:
The Question Of Substance: How Far Can Beto O'Rourke Go? | Morning Joe | MSNBC www.youtube.com