CNBC Reporter Apologizes for Racist Attack Against Ted Cruz

Earlier this week CNBC reporter Steve Liesman requested “Mexican music” for Senator Ted Cruz.

TOday CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman issued this apology.

Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.

Second, I want to explain that it was not intended to be offensive in any way.

I thought of him only as an American senator from Texas, and in an attempt, on the fly, to choose music representing that state, I chose Mexican music.

As a musician for many decades, I’ve played and listened to tons of Texas songs infused with Mexican themes.

You’re forgiven.
You’re a Democrat.

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